Jurgen Klopp has opened up on Liverpool’s struggles

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he feels the team’s struggles this season have helped him become a better manager.

The defending Premier League champions, Liverpool find themselves in a battle for the top four this season after a huge drop-off in form which most attribute to a serious defensive injury crisis. The club’s three senior centre-backs – Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip – all picked up major knee injuries, while stand-ins Jordan Henderson and Fabinho have also suffered.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Klopp admitted that needing to chop-and-change his back line has obviously taken its toll on the rest of the team, but he insisted he is only trying to take the positives from the situation.

“The problems that we had, it was always clear that they would become influential if we could not sort it by the players coming back,” he said. “That is what happened.

“Most of the problems are as a result of the injury situation. This year we have faced completely new problems. I have never in my life – and I have been doing the job for 20 years – had to change the last line every week.

“I am a much better manager this season than I was before because usually you are not having to think about these things but now I am having to think about them constantly. continue reading

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