Jurgen Klopp’s mantra, pretty much since he arrived at Liverpool, has been: ‘We’ll score more goals than you’.
Thanks to this philosophy, we’re the top scorers in the Premier League this term with 64 goals, four more than league leaders Chelsea.
However, we’ve managed to let in a whopping 37, which is 14 less than Spurs and 13 less than Manchester United… Even West Brom have conceded less than us.
But tonight when Bournemouth visit, Klopp has oddly claimed his main aim is to stop them scoring and to go for an ugly victory.
“It’s not about how we can play perfect football now,” Klopp told the official website. “We go for results. The first thing I’ll think about is ‘how can we defend Bournemouth’, not ‘how can we create 27 chances’.
Who’d have thought Klopp had an inner-Mourinho?!
If Liverpool win six of our remaining eight games 1-0 and draw the other two we’ll be more than happy, as this will (almost definitely) get us in the top four.
It’s rarely said, but the fact we concede plenty is more to do with our style of play than having bad defenders. When we’ve played backs to the wall football under Klopp when defending a lead (like against Manchester City at Anfield), we’ve shown we can do it.
Hopefully, we’ll take an early lead against Bournemouth, which will force them to come at us – and from that point we can confirm the victory on the break.