Liverpool's response to criticism, Klopp breathed a sigh of relief

2022-10-05 08:48

Liverpool's response to criticism, Klopp breathed a sigh of relief

Liverpool responded to their recent leaky performance in a 3-3 draw. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised his side's easy victory over Rangers in Tuesday's Champions League. Last year's Champions League runners-up and Premier League runners-up have had a rough start to the season, losing their first game in Europe to Napoli and placing them relatively low in domestic competition. But they beat their Scottish rivals 2-0 at Anfield , which would have been an even bigger advantage had it not been for the heroic display of Rangers goalkeeper Alan McGregor.

Klopp liked the game very much because they got the three points, which is important for him. But after winning in Europe, Liverpool are second in Group A with six points after three games .

" I can't wait for the moment when I can read the papers again. But the criticism is totally fine. We are not overly optimistic about our situation, " he said of his reaction to Liverpool's recent leaky performance in a 3-3 draw.

" Tonight I saw a whole-hearted team and that's what I like so much. That's what we need tonight. A new formation, we have to change things. We have a lot of chances, imagine if we Can seize more opportunities. Really good game, very important.

 

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Right-back Trent Alexander - Arnold has come under fire from Liverpool in particular recently, criticising him for leaving defensive loopholes when the striker plunders.

However, he did well on Tuesday, scoring a spectacular free-kick to put Liverpool on the road to victory, while also helping to keep a clean sheet.

Klopp pointed to some tweaks in the formation that allowed Alexander - Arnold to have more cover as he went forward, more joy and excitement.

Klopp's team Three points behind Napoli in Group A but still in qualifying, he said he expected a very different game when Liverpool face Rangers in Scotland next week. " We have a lot of respect for them, " he said.

He was delighted with his top four of Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota .