Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool Is Panicking
Liverpool FC saw their one point advantage dissappear during their goalless draw in the Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park, earning Manchester City a two point lead on the Premier League table.
Liverpool FC went into the game booming with confidence from their 5 – 0 win a week ago but fail to crack open an Everton FC, who had intentions of going home with a draw. Analyzing the tactical changes made by Jurgen Klopp in that game,Paul Merson believes “Liverpool Is Panicking”
“Jurgen Klopp is panicking,” said Merson on The Debate .
“Getting uptight in his press conference about Manchester City… don’t worry about Man City, just concentrate on what you’re doing.
“Panic is setting in, as shown by his substitutions, bringing on Adam Lallana for Sadio Mane – you’ve got to win that game.
“Everton were never going to win the game – they had settled for a point. James Milner coming on… I like him, but you’ve got to win the game.
“You’ve got Daniel Sturridge and Xherdan Shaqiri on the bench. I’ve been a manager myself and sometimes you sit there after a game and think ‘I shouldn’t have done that’.”
Mo’Salah has been a key figure in Liverpool’s attacking trio, scoring as many goals as possible but recently, he has only found the net three times in six games and in the Everton game drew blank.
Merson isn’t too worried about Salah and believes that the issues lie in the confidence and motivation of the attacking trio.
“They looked nervous,” Merson added.
“When they broke, everyone is starting to think when they receive the ball. Before, at the start of the season, they were breaking through and it was all off the cuff.
“They have got to get back to playing with freedom and with smiles on their faces. They don’t have to be nervous – they won’t let in a lot of goals as they have an unbelievable defence.
“Manchester City won’t win all nine games – I’ll be shocked if they won all nine.”