Klopp: Liverpool need to be like Chelsea

Posted April 07, 2017

Liverpool have won three of their last four league games, a run good enough to see them up in third place as we head into the final few games of the season.

The Premier League is the toughest league in Europe by some distance and it is very rare that you get an easy three points.

The reds could have consolidated their position in the top four but despite positive phases of play they were never at their best.

"I don't know [why Klopp changed the system], Jurgen knows, but maybe he was going back to the game at Dean Court where we were 3-1 up and then lost 4-3", he continued. That's how we have to see it.

The case involves forbidden inducements offered to a 12-year-old at Stoke and whom Liverpool accept they spoke to before they should have and also paid for him and some of his family to attend a game at Anfield.

Like the first half, the second half was a near carbon copy of the Burnley match. It was far too early to make such a substitution, especially only being one goal up. "We have to get more experience in this, for sure". Sturridge, meanwhile, has endured another injury-hit campaign having not started a game since early February, but is in contention to feature against Eddie Howe'e side.

A game between Socceroos and Liverpool "legends" early a year ago attracted 40,000 spectators to ANZ Stadium.

However, when asked if the injury was potentially season-ending for the Senegal global, the Liverpool manager replied: "Unfortunately that is possible but why should I say it now when I don't know?" Liverpool had dug in deep to put themselves on course for victory in the absence of Sadio Mané only for King to deflate Anfield at the last.

But for Bournemouth's late equaliser, he'd also have bagged us the victor on Wednesday night.

When Coutinho, scorer of the equaliser following Benik Afobe's gift-wrapped opener for Bournemouth, had to be substituted through illness on 65 minutes, Klopp threw on centre-back Joel Matip. There will be questions about Jurgen Klopp's decision to take off Coutinho and go with a back three late in the second half. The Brazil worldwide darted at the Bournemouth goal and threaded a millimetre-perfect pass between two defenders for his compatriot, who dragged the ball from under his feet before finishing expertly past Boruc. A striker's goal. Not as lovely as a Mane dribble and shot but just seeing us having a focal point in attack is quite a refreshing change and could be hugely valuable in the run-in.

The Reds were in the ascendancy at that point both on the scoreboard - courtesy of Divock Origi's header - and in the flow of the encounter.