Norwich City pulled off an incredible result in terms of the Reds’ title chances last night as they beat Manchester City 3-2 at Carrow Road.
There is a long, long way to go in the Premier League, of course, but City will not drop many points this season, so every time they do, it’s very significant.
The Reds know all about Daniel Farke’s side’s high press having successfully traversed it on the opening day at Anfield, but Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones simply could not cope as Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell gave them no time on the ball to play out.
With Aymeric Laporte out for around six months, that will be a big concern for Pep Guardiola.
With City dropping points, the credit should clearly be sent all Norwich’s way, but some Reds fans could not help but think that Jurgen Klopp had an influence on the result.
Klopp has made the high press his trademark over the years, and fellow German Farke implemented it brilliantly here, just as he has done all season.
NoRwICh sCORed tHIs GoAl and your telLing mE JuRgen KloPp isN’t hAvIng an eFfeCt on English football pic.twitter.com/pcD5qGFeBw
— agent bobby (@agentbobby_) September 14, 2019
It's not a coincidence that a coach that worked under Klopp was the one to beat City this season.
Press them from the front and you disorganise them.
Bravo Norwich, Bravo!!! #NORMCI
— iheanyi Caleb (@IheanyiCaleb) September 14, 2019
— anneliese (@poppynylajazz) September 14, 2019
Klopp does know Farke, so perhaps he had a word about the best way to beat City. All the Reds need now is for a few more teams to set up as bravely as the Canaries did yesterday.