SEAN ROGERS and Neil Atkinson are joined by Ian Salmon to work through the questions Jurgen Klopp is trying to answer. They look at his reasoning and get into some football fundamentals. The boxes versus the rest of the pitch.
In a packed agenda, they ask the Christian Benteke question and the Joe Allen question.
Despite not lighting up the team with his dynamism, Benteke has a respectable scoring record for Liverpool, and in a team that is struggling for goals, why was the Belgian yet again benched?
And Joe Allen, after a couple of positive displays from the Welshman, was leaving him on the bench a necessity to accommodate Lucas to try and dominate the midfield, or could Allen could have provided a bit of a spark for Liverpool?
The trio also have a chat about Liverpool’s seemingly timeless set piece achilles heel and the collective fear and expectation of conceding, does it eventually become a self-fulfilling prophecy in a team paralysed with fear whenever the ball is dead?
How difficult is it to analyse a defeat objectively when, in all fairness, Liverpool were, for the most part, actually the better team?
And when the deficiencies are so evident but solution lacking, can a manager only do so much?
In a free clip of this week’s Tuesday Review, Sean, Neil and Ian talk through the goal Liverpool conceded, what went wrong and what Liverpool might have done better.
The notion that Benteke should have started this game is pretty much preposterous. Why anyone who watched the game carefully would even entertain it is beyond me.
Because he’s the only proven, fit, EPL goalscorer in the squad, whereas the entire starting 11 between them can only point to 6 EPL goals between them this season?
Not saying it is ‘preposterous’ that he didn’t start, but it’s hardly preposterous that some think he should have.
Agreed with 99% of what you said but why didn’t anyone mention the fact that Jürgen brought on Caulker to do a job upfront, however if he’d have brought him on 15 minutes earlier and put him in his normal position of centre back he would have marked fellaini and possibly prevented the goal.
No need for 4 players to mark him for the corner and not one of them touched the ball.
Can’t believe Jürgen has put his faith in useless Migniolet, a disgraceful bit of business by LFC to be honest, I think this will come back and bite him in the arse but I hope I’m wrong.
He should try Danny Ward as he made some great saves for Aberdeen.
I’m just happy that for all our currents woes we have a manager that will take us forward and make us a great club once again.