It was a good win and a clean sheet over the past two games, however, I am still not happy with our defense it was easily penetrated, and against top-quality teams, we wouldn't have the same outcome. Tsimkas is not only equal to Robbo, but he is quite ahead of him in all departments, it is only pitty Klopp didn't see that quality last season!
Can anybody tell me why Klopp is opted to select two subs-keepers? instead of one as normal with all other clubs he has done that last season, it is beyond me.
Chelsea game will be a stern test for us and I hope we will win.
Good Luck lads
Burnley didn't "easily penetrate" our defense. Their xG until that 94th minute chance was around 0.3, showing how comfortable we were defensively against them until the very end when everyone but Alisson switched off with the game essentially already won. At the other end we had an xG of 2.6, easily enough to deserve to win a game comfortably.
Tsimikas does have a better cross and corners than Robertson, and perhaps you could say that he's a bit more technically gifted with dribbles, but it really is a big reach to say that he's better than Robertson in all departments. Robertson is still easily this teams first choice LB and Tsimikas has a long way to go before that changes.
Regarding your point about the two sub goalies, I did think it was a bit strange, but on closer inspection it's not that weird actually. Against Burnley our squad was as follows:
First XI: Alisson; Trent, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Henderson, Keita, Elliott; Mane, Jota, Salah
Bench: Adrian, Kelleher; Robertson, Gomez, Konate; Thiago, Jones, Minamino
Missing: Fabinho, Milner, Ox
That means that the only players left out were: Karius, Phillips, Rhys Williams, Neco, Woodburn, Shaqiri, Ojo, and Origi and the teenagers like Gordon.
obviously wouldn't get included as there's 2 goalies ahead of him already and the club are looking to sell him.
and Rhys Williams
would be redundant as there are already two CB's in the squad in Gomez and Konate. The club are also open to offers for Phillips so wouldn't risk injuring him in a game right now.
just got sold and was obviously kept out of the squad for that reason.
are clearly on the way out in the next week or so, so no point including them.
is also being shopped which would have been the main reason for leaving him out.
is the only real odd one here - surely it would make sense to have a RB over a second goalie on the bench given that there were no other RB's in the squad, especially with Milner missing. But then again Neco has been subject to rumours about leaving too so that might be a reason; or it could simply be down to Klopp wanting more from him in training.
- Lastly, Klopp could have put Gordon
or another youngster on the bench, but it's still really early in Gordon's career so the timing isn't right.
Ultimately Klopp didn't see any options worth using instead of rewarding Adrian a bit for a good preseason. With 9 subs it's hardly game-changing as you're unlikely to want to use your 8th or 9th choices anyways. For what it's worth Burnley also had 2 goalies on the bench (Hennessey and Norris) so it's not like it's that uncommon to see that with 9 subs nowadays.