In an end-to-end game at Anfield yesterday afternoon, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was only minutes away from earning his first victory as Reds boss only for a late Sadio Mane goal to snatch a 1-1 draw for Southampton in the dying embers.
A fair result according to our neutrals, our Reds contingent were absolutely gutted because in their eyes, Liverpool should’ve completely locked the game down after Christian Benteke expertly headed them into a 77th-minute lead.
Having now drawn his opening three games as Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp will be frustrated inside but there’s no denying that on the outside, his façade is one hundred per cent positive with the German doing everything to encourage his newly adopted troops.
You get the sense that the Anfield public is ready to explode in celebration at Klopp making it work on Merseyside but for the time being, the same frustrations of the previous Brendan Rodgers regime remain with the Reds being blunt in attack and far from being safe as houses at the back.
In truth, any team that loses the talents of Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling and further injury troubles to Daniel Sturridge is going to suffer as a result but in the players that have remained, it’s fair that much more is expected of them than the current performances they’re producing.
One man who hasn’t breached Klopp’s starting eleven so far is former Rodgers favourite Joe Allen who Metro have actually linked with the Reds’ weekend opponents Southampton today.
With it being believable that Klopp will relieve the Welsh international of his duties in the New Year, we’ve devised a list of five other Reds stars who could also be departing through the Anfield exit doors.
Click on the image below to reveal the five players to follow Joe Allen out of Liverpool in January.
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