Klopp: Complacency Not An Issue
JÜRGEN Klopp is a man who constantly speaks common sense and honesty. It shouldn’t be hard to be motivated or even genuinely believe in what he is saying. If he says that he won’t allow complacency to affect his players, and insists that his players won’t let it get to them, you know he means it.
He said: “It is not too difficult. Nothing has happened until now. It is better to be one time in first place than never in your life, but it is not really important in this moment. There is nothing to think about.
“If I went to the players and said ‘Don’t think we are first’ or ‘We are first but nothing has been reached’ they would think I’m silly because they know this already. Stay cool, play football and see what happens.”
Think I’m in love, you know.
Henderson Preaches Patience
SOUTHAMPTON wasn’t the first, and likely won’t be the last, time a team sets up to frustrate us — looking to either snatch a goal or settle for a draw. That is to be expected when we possess the attacking threat we do. One of the problems, mainly at Anfield, is that fans can become frustrated as the team try to find a breakthrough. Jordan Henderson has preached patience in these situations and has asked the fans to get behind the team at all times.
He told Liverpool FC’s Official Magazine: “I think because of the way we started the season, teams will come and try to defend and break up the play: they’ll want to disrupt our rhythm as much as possible.
“But that’s part and parcel of football — teams might see that as the best way to get a point, or three, against us. We have to be prepared to face that scenario and when we do come up against it, find the solution to get a win.”
Is right, Hendo.
Working Closely With Klopp Has Helped Kev Stewart
THERE seems to be a great attitude among some of our fringe players at this time — in line with the general positivity surrounding the club. It’s something that may well prove to be crucial in a title charge; having players who are ready and raring to go when they get the chance, which makes Daniel Sturridge exit rumours all the more ridiculous. Kevin Stewart is one of these players and he has highlighted how the manager is helping him work on things to be ready for when his chance comes.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: “We’ll have talks and then he gives me time to work on it, and then maybe in a week or two weeks he’ll come back again and talk about how things have been going and what he wants me to change or improve on.
“The main thing is for me to show what I’m good at — I don’t try to be someone else, that’s the main thing.”
Hope you’re watching Gareth Southgate.
SPEAKING of Daniel Sturridge exit rumours, the latest one doing the rounds is a LOAN m0ve to Southampton with a view to a permanent move.
"Southampton want to take Daniel Sturridge on loan in January with a view to a possible £25M summer move." pic.twitter.com/aM4V0OufDn
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) November 23, 2016