A manager with a focus, a fight and a direction is what is required when it comes to making amends for a torrid run of results.
Jurgen Klopp is just the man to provide that and the man best equipped to reignite this club’s season after a tough start to 2017.
The German has followed up an emphatic 2-0 win over Tottenham by making the most of a two week break and taking his players to La Manga for a five day mid-season training camp. It is the chance for him and his men to move on from a disappointing period and prepare for a decisive stage of the season in which earning a Champions League place remains to be a possibility for Liverpool.
Reflecting positively on his side’s recent struggles, he told Liverpoolfc.com: “January was nothing we needed, but we had it. It was kind of an experience, kind of a reminder. Everything is good until the moment when it’s not that good anymore – [then] it’s not only not good anymore, it’s as bad as it ever was!”
“I can understand that people feel like this, but it’s not real, it’s not true. The truth is that we always have a chance. I’ve said a few times, I’m not the best manager in the world but I’m really good at staying on track.”
“Most of the time in my life I had to fight for other things that are not that valuable – staying in the league, try to survive somehow, as a player especially.”
“So, let’s use the experiences we made this year, let’s learn from it and yes, let’s be stronger after all these things. The future is still bright.”
“This is a long-term project but that doesn’t mean we are not ambitious in this season. We are very, very [ambitious] to have the biggest success we can get, but we’ll only know at the end of the season what it is.”
This is a long-term project we are confident Klopp will do all he can to ensure brings success to Liverpool.
Dwelling on our disappointing January is futile ahead of what promises to be a tense but exciting finale to the Premier League season.
We are still in the mix and one performance has seemingly restored some of the confidence that had faded away following the turn of the year.