Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool had a good season last year, but this term is looking to be even better. The Reds look like genuine title contenders, and that’s more than could be said for them for much of last season.
However, for Klopp, the hard work is only just beginning.
Indeed, for the German the real tasks lie ahead. There are some incredibly choppy seas on the horizon, and if the Reds don’t navigate them, they could find themselves in a tough spot.
A significant wave is ahead of them in the shape of the month of October. With games in several competitions and some big fixtures ahead, it’s vital that Klopp gets everything right throughout the next few weeks.
But what would a dream October look like for Liverpool?
Fine Form Continues
Make no mistake, Liverpool are impressing.
Despite being knocked out of the Carabao Cup, they’re still looking good in the Premier League, and come next year, it’s hard to see them not challenging for the title alongside the likes of Man City and Man Utd.
However, it’s all well and good doing that well for a month or two; the hard point is carrying it on.
In October, then, Liverpool will be defined by one thing – results. If they can continue to score frequently and impress domestically, nobody will be doubting their credentials.
Mohamed Salah Ignites
By most standards, Mohamed Salah has had a decent start to the season. He’s bagged a few goals, and he’s looked pretty good all told.
However, by his standards, it’s been a poor start. The Egyptian bagged over 30 goals last sason, and he’ll be hoping that he can better that tally this season.
So far, that hasn’t quite come to fruition – but could October be the month where it turns around?
Liverpool are reliant on Salah’s goalscoring abiltiy, and so if he can put 5 or 6 into the net over the next few weeks, Klopp will be delighted.
Defenders Continue To Improve
Last season, the main complaint the most fans could have had with their team came in the defence. Despite impressing going forward, the handwork done by Mo Salah and co was often let down by poor performances further back.
That changed somewhat following the arrival of Virgil van Dijk, but several of the players around him continued to struggle.
However, this season, van Dijk has been joined be an unstoppable quartet in Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Joe Gomez and new signing Alisson for the majority of the games they’ve played.
Each player has really impressed, and given how tough Liverpool have found it defensively as of late, long may it continue – at least from the perspective of Klopp.