Jurgen Klopp answered brashly when asked about what progress he’s made at Liverpool in his two years at the club during today’s press conference.
Our manager stated that of course there’s been improvements or we wouldn’t be in our current position, claiming there’s nobody currently available who’d do a better job than him.
There’s been actual murmurings from those with very short memories about whether Klopp is Liverpool’s best option long-term, and obviously the German felt the need to react.
“I don’t think I’m perfect but it’s difficult to find better options,” Klopp began.
“We had to improve to get into situation we’re in. If they sacked me now I don’t think a lot of managers would do the job better.”
“If 99 percent of Liverpudlians think we’re going the right way then it’s okay.”
Klopp’s definitely made some mistakes and in the view of most, his refusal to strengthen a leaky defence is downright bizarre.
But he’s 100% right in that he’s the man for the job. Our attack is scintillating and for the first time in a while, we’ve got strength in depth.
For example, tomorrow lunchtime, the likes of James Milner, Daniel Sturridge and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will start from the bench – and that’s before mentioning the injured duo Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane – who won’t be in the match-day squad.
All this, without really spending any money since taking charge…
We’re completely behind Klopp and think once we start getting the rub of the green this season, things will fall into place.