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Liverpool FC crash: Despite 16th place - Klopp still sees good things in the crisis

Liverpool FC crash: Despite 16th place – Klopp still sees good things in the crisis

Status: 08/23/2022 07:59 AM

After Liverpool’s false start to the new season, manager Jurgen Klopp is preparing for turbulent days – but he is also seeing positive signs.

“It’s not the easiest situation, but it’s like life: if it rains, you have to go out too”said the 55-year-old after the deserved defeat 2-1 (1-0) in English Premier League Monday evening (08/22/22) at Manchester United TV station”sky“.

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“No Disasters Game”

‘It wasn’t a disaster game for us’Klopp said, meanwhile you have “A bunch of really good things on the pitch” Brought. “What hurts the most is the result – and we have to deal with that now.”

With only two points from three league games, they are Liverpoolr Retreat to 16th place in the table, a gap to the leader Arsenal Already seven points.

Big problems in the creative sector

However, Klopp remained somewhat superficial with his statements and did not follow up with an analysis of what was wrong with “reds“Really missing out at the moment. The truth is, of course, that the absence of several injured and suspended players like Diogo Iota, Darwin Nunez, Thiago or Joel Matip weighs heavily on them, but Liverpool in general have a creative problem in midfield.

Only expensive stars have been signed to attack, and missing is a real number ten, like Arsenal’s leader Martin Odegaard. In addition, Sadio Mane, who emigrated to Bayern Munich, is missing a different player with whom Firmino and Mohamed Salah had previously gotten along perfectly – and they also appear to have been weakened by Mane’s departure.

Sancho handles impulse

For former Dortmund professional Jadon Sancho, who paved the way for Manchester’s first win of the season with a 1-0 lead (16th minute), the biggest motivation was decisive.

“We knew it was an important match, and we had to change things today”The England international said: “Last week was so damaged, we knew we had to respond.”

Ten Hag sees no danger without Ronaldo

for Manchester Second top scorer Marcus Rashford (53) was “energy” The biggest success factor on the field. “We started the game more quickly”, He said. For this reason, coach Eric Ten Hag prevented star Cristiano Ronaldo from moving to the bench, as well as two top performers Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw. The risk pays off.

“I don’t see it that way with the risk”However, said the Dutchman Ten Hag. I have a great squad and I have to make decisions that could change again next week.