A major factor in Liverpool having a good 17-18 season was Salah's sensational form. I doubt he will be able to repeat that this time round. So, unless Mane or Firmino step up to fill the gap, I doubt they will be real title contenders. They might have a better defense, but their offense might not be as efficient as it was last season.
They wernt great by any stretch of the imagination today. Both teams missed loads of chances. Leicester probably had the better of the game but didn’t have the finishing boots on. Liverpool very lucky Vardy was suspended. Even Carragher today said so far this season the results have been good but the performances haven’t todays another example of it. Not heard him be as critical of Liverpool before as I did whilst commentating today.
Strange that Fabinho hasn’t made a match day squad yet not really been mentioned in the media I guess they’re in no rush but he did full pre season so it’s a bit strange not to see a single minute from a guy who cost £40m
My worry is they're right up there and I'm not sure they've actually played that well so far.
Looks to me like he's sorted the defence out but the midfield blend isn't quite right you can see why he wanted a player like Fekir to give them a bit more creativity. Are they finally missing Coutinho now? Without the 4th member of that fab four from last season can teams finally work out a way of stopping them by playing a very narrow back 4 like Chelsea did. I guess they are looking for Kieta or possibly Shaqiri to provide that when they need it.
In attack Salah is looking like the player he was when he signed rather than the goal machine he became last season he's a bit inconsistent that season was so much better than his normal season that you had to wonder can he do it again.
I thought pre eason they are the best equipped team to go up against City for the title but I don't think they will last the pace City I think will eventually get away from the chasing pack.
The thing for Klopp is he needs to put a trophy in the cupboard even just a domestic cup as it's been a while since they won anything but they're already out of the league cup.
They’re 2nd in the league and in a title race if they were where we are in the league questions would be getting asked as they were last season. Difference was Klopp played free flowing attacking football that the fans loved so he kept them onside.
This season they are playing a bit more cautiously but in the league they are keeping pace with City despite not being at full tilt.
Still probably will win nowt though. Maybe FA cup. But the press will still love him. I am not saying what Jose is doing is right, but it shows the double standards. Jose has qualified with a game to go. Liverpool could still do it, but tough.
I think they'll do it but won't be easy as Napoli are a decent side so they'll need to be somewhere near their best.
As for Klopp I think the press like him because he's quick cheery and charming most of the time he's obviously got a bit of bite to him when he's angry and he can be very snappy with them sometimes but he's good for a funny quote and he talks with passion.
In comparison to Mourinho these days he just looks like a grumpy old fart who's going through a mid life crisis everything is a moan and when the methods stop working.