Liverpool have scored more goals in the Premier League this calendar year than any other club, but Jurgen Klopp, the man in charge during this time – doesn’t think we’ve got the best attack in the country…
But that doesn’t matter – because it’s about what they do – not what they are.
So far this term we’ve stuck four past Arsenal and Leicester and five past Burton, thanks to the fluid forward options of Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Coutinho and Adam Lallana.
Klopp’s comments when asked if his forward line is the best in the business, are enlightening.
“No. We have the only attacking options I want. When I thought what I had to do in the transfer window, I always heard about: ‘We have to sign this striker or this kind of striker.’ It’s really difficult out there to find better strikers who are available. Available is not always possible. It’s really difficult to find available strikers who are better than ours. But it’s not about having the best, it’s about doing the best. I am happy with the squad,” he told the Guardian.
“We will speak a lot about this. When we have won the last game everybody agrees with me and if we haven’t won the last game everybody thinks: ‘What is he talking about?’ That’s part of the deal and I have no problem with it. But I don’t change my mind every week. The last game was good and the game before was good too. Tottenham are a difficult team to play and everybody will see that during the season. They are a good side and we did really well there. We are in a good way but we have to collect points in this way and we have to deliver every week. We have to show we can build on good moments and handle bad moments. There is a still a job to do.”
Liverpool take on Chelsea this evening, who even without the injured John Terry – have a formidable backline. Perhaps the toughest we’ve faced this season, in fact.
Last term Coutinho’s genius inspired us to three points, but now there’s no guarantee the Brazilian will get in the starting XI, because of how superbly Sturridge, Mane and Firmino played last time out.
The likes of Divock Origi and Danny Ings can’t get a sniff at the moment either, proving the options at our manager’s disposal. Let’s just hope he makes the right choice!