Jurgen Klopp today told his pre-match press-conference today that the players got together for a debrief after the horror-show in Serbia.
Liverpool lost 2-0 to Red Star, and while we’re still top of our Champions League group, the performance was so poor that questions have been raised.
Interestingly, the boss also admitted that while our position in the table is very good, we’re not riding the same wave of positivity because the football we’re playing has not yet reached last season’s heights.
“It was more a general meeting… The season so far point-wise is really successful but it doesn’t feel like that – comparison with free-flowing football last season in a few games, and City and Chelsea playing a good season,” he told Melwood reporters.
“People seem to be saying this season will only be a success if we become champions. We go for everything but we have to build on our situation, to get more better and more confident. On Tuesday was a massive knock that wasn’t expected. We have to react in the right way.”
Klopp’s last point is fair. This term, we’re up against Manchester City, who are probably the best side the Premier League has ever seen. We’re also competing with Chelsea, full of exceptional players and managed by Maurizio Sarri, with the likes of Spurs, Arsenal and now Manchester United all doing well.
It is his third full season in charge, however, and fans are becoming increasingly hungry for silverware.
Yes, the Premier League and the Champions League are going to take monumental efforts, but we hope we at least put in a proper effort in the FA Cup this term. It’s a renowned competition but not one we’ve ever attempted to win under Klopp.