That's not a backtrack. It was a clarification for your benefit
Fair point that we did so amazingly well for most of last season, he didn't have to make genius subs. But feel free to focus on the games since the time we won the league. I certainly get the feeling his substitutions, tactics, and game plan have hindered us more than help us.
Playing Keita basically lost us the Champions League fixture.
Fair enough so.
v West Ham (h) Shaqiri comes on. 5 minutes later, we score to win the game.
v West Ham (a) Jones comes on for Milner. Before Milner has got to the bench, Jones sets up the first goal, and we win.
v Arsenal (a) Jota comes on. 2 minutes later, he scores, and we win there for the first time in 4.5 years.
v Villa (h) Shaqiri comes on. Sets up the winner for Trent. Breaks the losing chain at home.
v Real Madrid. Thiago comes on for Keita. Thiago steadies the sinking ship of the previous 40 minutes.
That's 5 recent examples of Klopp subs that make a difference. We are famous for having long memories, but you don't need a long memory to reel off those.
The subs made in this game were done to protect the lead we had. With the way the game was going, it was clearly obvious they had to be made. We have now taken 10 points from the last 4 games.
Anyone wanting the twice winner and current holder of the "Best Coach In The World" award to go, should look at what happened to Spurs. 2 years ago they were in the European Cup Final. Now they can't even attract a proper manager to manage them for the rest of the season. As part of the ESL dozen, no manager in the world now wants to go there. That's what awaits us if Jürgen leaves, Barry Lewtas trying to tell world class superstars how to do better than him. See how much you like that.
One other thing. Jürgen, the squad, and support staff had no act hand or part in any of the decisions the owners have taken about the ESL, and should not face any hostility towards them on matchdays, and it's outrageous that they were targeted inside and outside the ground. Our image as a club may be at it's lowest level since 1985, but the team bear no responsibility whatsoever for the short sighted actions of the greedy guts across the pond who have now confirmed beyond all reasonable doubt, that they don't understand this club and they really don't understand how our game works. And if they don't get it after 10 years in charge, they never will.