Jurgen Klopp is a brilliant football manager, but a brilliant person as well.
After he was awarded December’s Manager of the Month award, following seven wins on the trot, he decided to take a picture with the award and all his backroom staff – in front of a sign that read ‘Together Stronger’.
The run of wins took Liverpool from behind Manchester City to in front of Pep Guardiola’s side, with brilliant wins against Manchester United and Arsenal some of the highlights.
We can imagine most other bosses would have enjoyed the limelight alone, but the fact Klopp purposely got his team together shows his humility and his ultimate belief that any success Liverpool garner will be down to everyone at the club – not just him or the team.
😆 | Klopp wins the manager of the month award… takes picture with the rest of his staff!
Love this man. pic.twitter.com/iv1j2K3LIU
— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) January 11, 2019
Liverpool defeated Brighton yesterday, getting back on winning ways following defeats to Manchester City and Wolves.
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We have slight problems in defence, but we fully trust Fabinho to do the business alongside Virgil van Dijk – who has been jaw-droppingly good throughout the campaign.
The Brazilian did superbly at the Amex, but will likely head back into midfield, with Joel Matip set to be fit for next week’s Crystal Palace tie.
Dejan Lovren is also in contention to be back for this game, while Joe Gomez is set to be out until February.
The young Englishman is our second best defender after van Dijk, so we hope he can have a huge part to play until the end of the season.
If Fab heads back into midfield, Gini Wijnaldum will be first-choice to partner him in the double pivot – which then allows our four star attackers – Xherdan Shaqiri, Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino to start ahead…
Tottenham lost against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon, which puts them nine points behind – making it look more like a two horse race for the title.
Manchester City face Wolves on Monday evening, looking to cut the current seven point gap to just four.
City are an extraordinary side, but the manner in which Liverpool have consistently racked up clean-sheets makes us favourites at this stage.
What’s impressive is that when Liverpool look flat and like they’re not at the races, they still manage not to concede and eventually find the victory.
Saturday v Brighton was the perfect example. The first-half was drab, without us registering a single shot on target, but the Reds came out of the traps in the second 45 minutes and eventually won a penalty that Salah converted.
The Egyptian is on on 17 goals in total for the entire campaign – not bad for a one-season wonder!
Provided he stays fit, and van Dijk continues to marshal our backline – this could be the Liverpool’s first league win in 30 years.
But from here on in, there’s a tremendous amount of work that needs to be done.