3 reasons why Liverpool are performing well under Jurgen Klopp
With Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea all unbeaten after 12 games played in the 2018-19 Premier League season, it is clear that competition is at a definite high. Although both Man City and Chelsea have enjoyed their fair share of success in recent years, it has been a number of years since Liverpool have enjoyed notable success.
Although the reasons for this are many and poorly defined, it can be said that the introduction of Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool’s current manager has boosted the performance of the club in a number of ways.
The following are three reasons why Liverpool are performing extremely well under the guidance and management of the German maestro, Jurgen Klopp.
#1 Klopp has used his transfer windows effectively
Despite delaying the transfer of new players when he first took over from former Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, in order to assess the team, Klopp has brought in a number of incredible players since his appointment in 2015.
These have included the unbelievable attacking talents of both Mohamed ‘the Egyptian King’ Salah and Sadio Mane. The former joined the club one year after the latter, yet both have cemented their place in the starting line-up, and have contributed to Liverpool’s attacking prowess.
The midfield has also been bolstered with the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Xherdan Shaqiri, solidifying the centre of the park in the absence of the creative Philippe Coutinho – who left for Barcelona in January 2018.
Lastly, the recent additions of former Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk and former AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson, have improved Liverpool’s quality in defense – significantly solving an erstwhile clear weakness.
#2 Klopp has a clear sense of game tactics
Liverpool have often been described as a team who only perform a high press and score more than they concede. Many have accused their game-play of being too fluid and attack-minded.
Although this was indeed characteristic of Liverpool’s tactical style in the months just after Klopp joined the club, it is clear the German manager’s trademark counter-press is effective in winning the ball close to the opposition goal, which provides a greater opportunity for scoring goals.