Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern were to be forgiven for losing a little faith in the current team after a miserable start to their Premier League campaign under the guidance of boss Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp had endured a tough ride at the start of this season with his fantastic attack, simply papering over the cracks at the back. Indeed, our regular Liverpudlians were becoming all too familiar with holding their head in their hands and each week it seemed to get worse. Some of our punters believe Klopp had lost his way with the team and putting all his eggs in a ‘you score three we’ll score four’ mentality, much like Anfield great Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle did when he was in charge.
While the Reds went through this phase, our landlord thinks some of the players the German had shown faith in weren’t showing him the same level of commitment back. Klopp has to have a good January window and address the serious defensive issues that have dogged his side all year, or face dropping out of the Top Four completely.
Here are two players that have largely let the German down this year…
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