As covered in our top PL story lines, Liverpool has a lot to prove when it comes to its attitude against league lesser lights.
The Reds are unbeaten against the top teams in the Premier League, but have lost to several teams in the relegation battle.
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One of those teams is Burnley, who beat Liverpool at Turf Moor way back in August. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has certainly heard his critics grow louder since that 2-0 decision, those who say his gegenpressing is his only tactical idea.
It’s no surprise that he has some thoughts on the matter. From Sky Sports:
“People say I don’t have a Plan B or whatever [but] yes, we know how to play,” Klopp said.
“We have to cover specific spaces and make the right decisions. We can’t just say we can only concentrate on counter attacks, set pieces, whatever. It’s an all-round challenge.”
Klopp came to the Premier League with much acclaim, and few doubt his skills and tactical genius as a manager. Yet there’s little doubt the Reds have failed to find answers from perceived low motivation matches, and that’s down to a mix of players and manager.
The Reds need a solution, and Saturday can exorcise several demons.