Journalists were very kind in their praise for the boss and his team, who’ve racked up ten points from five tricky Premier League games already – and walloped Burton in the League Cup 2nd Round.
Most impressive though has been Liverpool’s fluidity in attack and the manner in which we’ve dominated games against good sides. We stuck four past Arsenal at the Emirates, four past Leicester and two against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge – a tally very few sides will reach this term with Antonio Conte at their helm.
In an attempt to explain his side’s early success, Klopp said that positions in football are only important when you don’t have the ball – intimating his demand for free-thinking, versatile, adaptable players.
“The ‘real position’ is only important when we defend. Offensively, it should be flexible,” he said – reported in the Echo.
This statement makes complete sense when you watch us play. The front-three run into space, making more of it for each other, while Adam Lallana and Gini Wijnaldum cover every blade of grass on the pitch.
Right-back Nathaniel Clyne is often Liverpool’s most advanced player during matches, while Joel Matip’s average position has actually been about the same as Jordan Henderson – who sits deep – in recent matches.
According to the boss, it’s borne out of a togetherness.
“When you work together and have more time everybody can see this good start to the season.
“We work with human beings, it means things need different time. That’s how it is.
“It’s work. We enjoy the work together and it makes sense people can see improvement.”