Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Their record-breaking goal scoring is attributed to pre-season brainstorming sessions aimed at sharpening offensive power.
Wednesday 4-1 victory Everton Merseyside Derby has set a new top flight landmark to score at least two goals in 18 consecutive games in all tournaments.
43 of them Premier League The 14-game goal is the highest in Europe’s top five leagues, one more than Bayern Munich’s total. In addition, 25 goals from 7 games away from home are the highest in the country. Burnley 1961-62.
Last season’s 68 tally (a campaign that struggled until the last two months) was the lowest return for the full league season of Klopp’s reign, but the forward line that he could brag about wasn’t too much of a problem. Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané When Diogo Jota..
Nonetheless, Klopp and his coach analyzed what they were doing and found ways to make improvements.
“It’s a thinking process. What can we do? How can we increase our chances of winning a soccer match?” He said.
“It was a challenge for all of us, and it was the challenge we had last season.
“I think I was in a good place that season after winning the league. Then I lost an important player (due to an injury). Could I have done better? Probably not.
“It’s no longer important, but we’ve noticed how much we depend on something specific.
“You can change players, but you can still stick to your patterns and philosophies.
“For us, it wasn’t possible anymore, so we had to adapt. Over the course of a year, we realized we had problems with the game that we didn’t have before.
“I was always in the room before the season. It was a long camp so I had a lot of time to talk.
“Pep (Lijnders, assistant coach) and Vitor (Matos, development coach) are great football brains, so it’s clear that the impact is huge.
“Pete (Clavits, Assistant Coach) is always thinking about how we can use what we have by analyzing everything.
“If a player finds a benefit, it’s very helpful, but only with defensive protection can he be aggressively creative. It’s not about children’s football, it’s about finding the balance. It’s a constant process. “
No defensive protection for three senior centre-backs last season Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez When Joel MatipLiverpool, whose campaign ended by January, struggled to fill the defensive gap with the midfielder until Klopp finally put his trust in the rookie. Nathaniel Phillips, Rhys Williams And loan signature Ozan Muhame..
Of these three, only Phillips is currently in the club (Williams is rented out at Swansea), but as the fifth option following the summer signature. Ibrahima Konate, Shortened to just 45 Carabao Cups against Preston and represented in the second half against Atletico Madrid Champions League..
Further opportunities remain limited and he may leave in January, but he was still able to say goodbye to AC Milan at next week’s Dead Rubber in San Siro.
Klopp praised the player and made an amazing comparison when talking about his growth.
“People often ask me which player made the biggest improvement under my leadership, and I’m Robert Lewandowski,” he added.
“That’s probably correct, but not too far Nut Phillips, In a completely different department.
“I remember when I saw it Nut Phillips beginning. I talked to him after the match, and he is one of the smartest players I have ever worked with.
“I told him,’You know you’re not the easiest in your eyes, right?’ But since then he’s improved almost everything and hasn’t played.
“Life is sometimes unfair and I can’t blame him. We can’t keep him forever, it’s clear.
“We needed him for safety for that six months. See what happens in the window.
“But his growth is absolutely crazy. We have him, so we sign him to clubs other than Liverpool.”
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