Liverpool’s abysmal start to the season has been criticized by the club’s coach Jurgen Klopp, who also acknowledged that his squad has been awful.
Additionally, the Reds’ manager reportedly urged the team’s star players to “start defending the f**k out of everything.”
Jurgen Klopp went for the throat in his criticism of his Liverpool players before Sunday’s match against league-leaders Arsenal.
Due to the Reds’ inconsistent performances, Jurgen Klopp changed his team’s shape for Tuesday’s game against the Rangers.
It was a calculated play that resulted in Liverpool maintaining a clean sheet and winning 2-0.
In the battle for the Premier League title, a loss would put the Reds 14 points behind the Gunners.
The Liverpool manager (Jurgen Klopp) claims his system tweak, which saw players like Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kostas Tsimikas take on more reserved positions, was done to strengthen his team’s defence.
All eyes are now on whether Jurgen Klopp’s team can build on the performance.
The German is hesitant to pretend he has discovered a solution to Liverpool’s difficulties, but he claims that consistency is the key.
In his pre-Arsenal press conference on Friday, Jurgen Klopp said, “You can’t say now that we’re back, we need consistency, and for consistency, we need to defend the… sh*t out of everyone.”
When Arsenal plays Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, the league’s top team will be aiming to make it eight victories in their last nine games.
The opposition, on the other hand, is looking to get back to winning ways after drawing their last two league games.
The Liverpool manager was also questioned over his team’s lack of enthusiasm this year.
There have been claims that Liverpool’s difficulties are related to their demanding 2021–2022, during which they played every game available.
But Jurgen Klopp argues that his players’ failure to adhere to a “single plan” on the field is what caused his team’s early-season troubles.
Arsenal vs. Liverpool head-to-head;
The 238th meeting between Arsenal and Liverpool will take place on Sunday. Arsenal has won 81 games, while Liverpool has won 94, with the remaining 62 games ending in draws.
In their last 14 Premier League games versus Liverpool, Arsenal has only triumphed once.
For the first time in their history, the Gunners may lose to Liverpool and then go on to lose five straight league games.
Liverpool has won as many league games at Arsenal in the last two visits as they have in the previous 20. They’ve never defeated the Gunners in three straight-away league games.
In the 13 games without a clean sheet in the league play before this match, Arsenal has allowed 39 goals.
Liverpool is two goals away from matching Manchester United’s record of 300 league goals versus Arsenal.