Premier League He assures that the ‘reds’ need to find a ‘spark’ … or the Champions are in danger
Liverpool remain immersed in their worst moment in the ‘Klopp era’. With the loss to Everton (0-2), who had not won the derby at Anfield since 1999, the ‘reds’ hit rock bottom.
From being leaders in matchday 14 with a five-point advantage over Manchester City, they have gone on to be sixth, outside of Europe, 19 units behind the lead. Five points separate him from David Moyes’ surprising West Ham, who closes the ‘Champions zone’ with 45 points, five more than the ‘Pool’. Only the victory in the first leg of the round of 16 against Leipzig (0-2) served as ‘soothing’.
The causes of the drop are varied. The multiple casualties (Fabinho, Joe Gomez, Diogo Jota, Matip, Milner, Van Dijk …) that have greatly reduced the defense, the coral bass experienced by the ‘MSF’ (Man, Salah and Firmino), lin the absence of acclimatization to the style of the newcomer Thiago Alcntara …
The ‘drama’ at Anfield is total and Gary Neville analyzed it harshly on his weekly podcast on Sky Sports: “It’s starting to get a bit worrying. We all know that they have injuries, that there are no fans in the stadiums, that there are many games, COVID-19 … but it is the same for everyone. “
The former Manchester United player and Valencia coach has identified the root of it all: “The problem is the lack of change. They need a different idea. They seem defeated, almost like ‘zombies’. They walk around the field all the time around the same idea. “
“It is not my place to advise Liverpool or Klopp what to do, But he should protect his plants more or maybe try three backs. Other teams have. They need a new idea that can give them a little zing or it could be a really depressing season. for them in which they do not even enter the Champions League, although I think they will, “added Neville.
Gary Neville encouraged Liverpool to follow the example of a City that last season, after winning two consecutive Leagues with Guardiola, he finished 18 points behind the ‘reds’ in Premier.
“The fourth year [con el mismo entrenador] it is always a challenge. They have the possibility to ‘restart’ in summer. City needed that year ‘sabbatical’ and maybe the same will happen to Liverpool. With the return of the fans, de Van Dijk and Gomez will regain confidence. At this moment they are desperate, “concluded the ex of the ‘ManU.’