Respected journalist Tony Evans, also a huge Liverpool fan, has criticised Jurgen Klopp for the team’s poor start to the season.
We’ve not won in four and have already conceded 16 goals in 9 matches.
For the first time, some Liverpool fans have turned on the manager, although we hasten to add; here at Empire of the Kop we’re 100% behind him and will be throughout his tenure.
Evans states in his column for ESPN that the German is still the right man for the job, in his eyes, but that blatant failings are too obvious to ignore:
“After 23 months on Merseyside, the goalkeeping problems remain, the defence has become worse, the midfield look no more coherent than before his arrival and the attack, as exciting as it is, has to get sharper,” he writes.
“Heavy Metal football? It’s more like a Little Mix video: superficially attractive with no real depth and instantly forgettable. Liverpool need to get back on track very quickly. You do not have to stray far off the correct route for the mood to turn at Anfield. Unless Klopp finds the right direction very soon, the clamour of criticism will grow louder.”
On current evidence, Evans’ words are scathing, but not entirely untrue.
Liverpool still have a very big problem when the opposition sits deep, as we consistently fail to break them down, made worse by the fact we’re unbelievably vulnerable to counter-attacks and set-pieces at the other end.
Having said that, when our best team takes to the field, we very, very rarely look second best. If we can gain some momentum and turn this into results, anything is possible.