Jurgen Klopp has suggested that Brendan Rodgers will be licking his lips after watching the three goals Liverpool conceded against Rb Salzburg on Wednesday evening.
Liverpool almost threw away a 3-0 lead in the Champions League, all the more surprising considering it was at Anfield, but thankfully managed to win 4-3 thanks to a late Mo Salah goal.
The post-match reaction mainly focussed on the bizarre thirty minute period in which the midfield and defence were run ragged by the Austrians, however.
Klopp has intimated that Jamie Vardy could have a field day if we play in the same manner tomorrow, with Leicester due to arrive for a 3pm kick off.
Klopp: “I am sure Brendan Rodgers will think if we protect like we did tonight, Jamie Vardy will run through five times.”
— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) October 2, 2019
In fairness, he’s not wrong!
In many ways though, winning a match where so many things went wrong could be a serious wake-up call.
We imagine the whole side will tighten up and can see James Milner starting in central midfield, too.
A win will see us go into the international break with eight wins from eight matches – a sublime record that sets us up for a Premier League title challenge.