TWO managers have been making the headlines since late last night for very different reasons. While Jürgen Klopp captured the imagination of viewers with his appearance alongside Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Big Fat Sam has been filmed at secret meetings that allegedly conflict with his responsibilities as England manager.
Meanwhile, Derby have suspended their manager Nigel Pearson for one reason or another. Tell me it isn’t boss having Klopp as our manager, particularly after the events of these last few days.
Lovren Set For Swansea Return
Dejan Lovren is set to be fit for the Reds’ trip to Swansea on Saturday, after recovering from a viral infection that kept him out of the 5-1 win over Hull City at the weekend.
However, it is unclear whether Big Degsy will slot straight back into the starting line-up, as Ragnar Klavan did put in a decent performance alongside Joel Matip.
Get him back in, I reckon. Loves a goal, Degsy.
Matip: Liverpool Need Clean Sheets
Sounds obvious, like. He has got a point, though. While everybody is buzzing about how many goals we’re scoring, Liverpool are yet to keep a clean sheet in the league this season and Joel Matip reckons that needs to change.
“We have to improve but we know this and we will work hard towards getting better and keeping clean sheets because sometimes we may only be able to score one goal and we want that to be enough to win.
“It will take hard work but that is no problem for us. We have a lot of good quality in our team and I am sure we will get better as the season progresses.”
Looks boss so far, by the way. Go ‘ed, Joel.
Ayre Off To Germany
He’s mad, isn’t he? Just rocks up on his Harley in leather jackets, and that. Anyway, he’s off. Ian Ayre is moving to Germany to take over as general manager at 1860 Munich next summer.
He confirmed a few months back that he was set to step down from his current role as Chief Executive at Liverpool, having joined back in 2007, and his next destination is now confirmed.
Mad move, that. Probably suits him, though.
He’s Big, He’s Red
Love Crouchie, me. Just seems like a boss fella. Was a mad player to watch, because he was so good with the ball at his feet — as the cliche goes. Loved a mad goal, as well. His Arsenal hat-trick is my highlight of him. This is right up there, though.
Can't believe it's been 10 years https://t.co/O4vPrzuBwh
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) September 27, 2016
Get on all this, Reds. Firstly, Karl Coppack spoke about how a rejuvenated Everton side under Ronald Koeman could actually help Liverpool — the club and the city. Sounds mad but he does make some good points. Read it here.
Then, we’ve got words from a chat between Gibbo and Under-23 players Brooks Lennon, talking about working his way into the manager’s plans and the future, which you can read here.
I did my weekly look back at the big events that happened this week in Liverpool FC history. Read that here.
Finally, another boss piece of writing from Joel Rabinowitz talking about Klopp’s system, and how it’s so much more than just energy and intensity. Read it here.