Liverpool manager reveals January “agreement” that modified and improved things for The reds
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has disclosed the “agreement” the reds made early in January that has successfully changed their approach, with a new outlook in their performance with just 1 loss in the last 18 games.
An impressive 2-0 win at the Emirates stadium over Arsenal on Wednesday night has prolonged Liverpool winning streak in the Premier League to 9 games which also saw them keep their 17th league clean sheet of the season.
Jurgen Klopp held a meeting with his boys towards the beginning of January that has led to an improved response, with Klopp admitting: “We had to agree on defence first.”
“That’s a clear agreement of ours, a clear agreement,” he told reporters.
“We had to readjust it, to be honest, early January. We had to agree on defence first.
“Because otherwise, you are some team, any team or whatever. You win or you lose, you win or you lose.
“Today we won 2-0, but we had games where we won 1-0 and we wouldn’t have won these games if we were not defensively spot on.
“The last line in general was, today, incredible. Ali saved us again, but what the two full-backs did was absolutely insane.
“I said it already before, if one of you still thinks that Trent cannot defend then sorry, you have no idea about football.
“Everybody who says that, it’s madness.
“To play against Martinelli, what Hendo did, running 50 times, because second half we defended better and the only real option they had was to play the diagonal balls for Martinelli.
“Then we had these one-on-one situations, these situations were the winner today.
“Yes, we still needed to score goals, but that we defended them in these situations, that was essential.”
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