Is Bournemouth’s incredible comeback against Liverpool last weekend the start of a difficult period for the effervescent Jurgen Klopp?
The Reds have been amazing to watch this season under Klopp, playing attacking and free flowing football that is a beauty to behold.
However, after last weekend’s defeat to Bournemouth, the Kop faithful in The Tavern are worried that this maverick style of play, whilst exciting to watch, is perhaps a bit naive for a team with ambitions of lifting the Premier League title.
Klopp’s recent injury woes will have him seeking some divine intervention over the coming fixtures as he’s without his star man Philippe Coutinho, sidelined until early next year, and a number of other players struggling for fitness including Daniel Sturridge, Joel Matip and Sadio Mane.
Liverpool are third in the Premier League, level on points with Man City, and are the current top scorers in the division with 35, but with 18 goals conceded this term, more than any of the current top 8, there is cause for concern for the Tavern’s Red army this weekend.
The game against West Ham on Sunday will be tough, The Hammers are sitting one point above relegation and Slaven Bilic’s job looks increasingly on the line. Andy Carroll is fit again and the east London club need a positive result to arrest the recent decline and get the fans back onside.
Bilic, like Klopp, has some injury concerns, chiefly in defence and will need star man Dmitri Payet to step up and prove he isn’t a one season wonder.
Following a disappointing result against the Cherries, Jurgen Klopp must do these THREE things to ensure Liverpool beat West Ham on Sunday.
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