A few weeks back, Jurgen Klopp joked that Liverpool outplayed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to such an extent it forced their manager into changing formation!
We were by far the better team back in September, winning 2-1, thanks to goals from Jordan Henderson and Dejan Lovren.
In fairness to Antonio Conte, his switch to a 3-4-3 has worked a treat and the Blues have racked up seven consecutive wins and lead the Premier League table by one point.
Liverpool’s manager was today talking about his team’s improved defence, ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth; but referenced his captain’s wonder-goal against Chelsea as evidence that sometimes good defences still concede.
“Working longer together helps a lot. You can’t put it on one player, it’s about team work,” he told a packed press-conference, cited in the Echo.
“You like to put it on one player – it would be fantastic if it works like this, but it’s a team game. Sometimes you are unlucky, just ask Chelsea when Hendo scored!”
Henderson’s scored just once this season, but it’ll be a contender for Goal of the Season! The captain leads the league in terms of passes made, distance covered and tackles won – a simply unbelievable set of statistics for someone many fans wanted out of the club towards the end of last term…
And of Klopp’s defence? It’s ever improving. With the backbone of Loris Karius in goal and Joel Matip alongside Dejan Lovren, we’ve kept consecutive clean-sheets.
Following our first two games this term, we’ve let in just nine goals in 12 games. Not too bad at all.