Jurgen Klopp has Liverpool tempted to win an unprecedented quadruple, with part of the Reds’ success owing to their manager’s decision to deal with the sort of criticism Peter Crouch had levied
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The former Reds striker is counting on the additions Ibrahima Konat and luis diaz, who have both started theirs Champions League Semi-final first leg vs villa real on Wednesday were crucial for Liverpool Chasing a quadruplet and recovering from a campaign that left them decimated by injuries.
Lost Virgil van Dijk and other key players for long periods last season, Klopp and Co strengthened the squad to great effect in the last summer and January transfer windows, as Crouch further explained BT Sport: “Without a doubt they improved the squad. If you look at the bench they are still missing today.” (Roberto) Firmino but they still have an incredible bench and it shows in the number of changes they’ve made today.
“A point of criticism last season when Liverpool league was that if one or two Liverpool players get injured they’re going to have problems and there’s no denying that, there’s two players in every position and I think their squad can certainly compete with that of Manchester City keep up.”
Klopp recently described his current red team as the best team he has had at his disposal during his almost seven-year tenure at Anfield. The increased number of options has allowed the German to rotate his team and take part in four competitions after previously being underchallenged in cups.
As Klopp alluded to in March after the win league cup, Her transfer business was key to being able to play in multiple tournaments. “The lads really have decent quality at depth now but we can’t play all the competitions and go far in the competitions, if we don’t have that depth then there’s no chance,” admitted the Liverpool manager.
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“You can do it for a year if you’re lucky with injuries, but I think we’ve had years where Bobby [Roberto Firmino], Sadio [Mane] and Mon [Salah] Played pretty much all games if I’m right. Sometimes they came off the bench, but the next game they started again.”
Klopp reshuffled his backpack for Villarreal’s visit to Anfield, selecting Konate Joel Matip to partner Van Dijk at centre-back. In the midfield, Jordan Henderson was recalled on the bench after the start of the Merseyside derby. And Diaz came in at the front Diogo Jota, whose goals have dried up in recent weeks.
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