WITH several of Liverpool’s stars leaving to join their compatriots on international duty, Jürgen Klopp has made the decision to give those remaining at Melwood a well deserved break.
Sunday’s 6-1 demolition of Watford saw the Reds go top of the Premier League and with a gruelling winter schedule ahead it doesn’t seem the worst idea to give his non-internationals some time off – even if it will appease Ray the Fitness Egg.
Therefore, it's a great example to young coaches that Jurgen Klopp has admitted he has made mistakes, has learned from it, and now moves on. pic.twitter.com/vzLxRE4s2A
— Raymond Verheijen (@raymondverheije) November 7, 2016
Klopp: Look To The Future, Not The Past
Something most Liverpool fans have been tarred with for ages, among “this is our year” and all those other classics. But, particularly in the darker days, it can be good to reflect on the good times. Just ask Manchester United fans now.
But Klopp thinks we should now look forward, not back, as he told the club’s website: “It’s a really good moment and I know that everybody compares with the past, especially at Liverpool. Three years ago, 10, five, 25 years ago – but this team is new, we are new. Our story started a few months ago so you cannot compare us with anyone else. You cannot carry the history on our backs, we should feel free for creating something in the near future.”
I don’t think its bad to reflect now and then, but it is easier to not reference the past as often when things are going well.
Henderson: Front Three Are World Class
Thirty goals in 11 games so far for the Reds, which isn’t shabby at all. A lot of the credit for that goes to the forward three – Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and summer signing Sadio Mane. They must have teams wondering how they can possibly stop them at the moment. Which one do you target?
And our captain as also been singing their praises, as he said: “They are world class players. Their understanding of the game, not only going forward, but also the work rate they all give for the team in terms of pressing and winning the ball back high up the pitch. The three of them are fantastic at that and going forward they are unstoppable when they are on it.”
These Reds, lads… 😍
Mane: I Was Destined To Work With Klopp
Loads of doubters have gone a bit quiet since summer which is strange. Few who thought Mane wasn’t worth the money and didn’t want us signing another Southampton player, and all that. Well he’s boss and he seems the perfect fit for Klopp’s side.
On playing for Liverpool under Klopp, he told Goal.com: “I’m lucky enough to be working with one of the best managers in football. It was meant to happen and I am very happy to be learning all the time from him.”
What a fella. Is right, Sadio.
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