Whatever coach Jurgen Klopp explained, the three losses so far in the summer are not the ideal preparation for the Community Shield match this weekend and beyond as the 2019/20 season.
Usually, the training period before the season is always paid much attention by fans, just because they see whether the team will receive any new faces and the results of the competition, the problems of force will be solved like that. Come on. Season 2018/19, Liverpool had 9 friendly matches in the summer, winning 8, including rivals like Manchester United, Manchester City, Dortmund, and Napoli. These good results and performances have impacted the whole season and although not considered the only reason, it was the motivation for The Reds in the following 12 months.
This year, the situation is certainly different and the Kopites have reason to worry for the 2019/20 season when Jurgen Klopp’s team does not seem to find the familiar rhythm. They played 6 games, won only 2, drew 1 and lost to 3. In the time of only 1 friendly match before meeting City in the Community Shield match, then enter the new season, do not understand the coach Whether or not Germany can solve Liverpool’s current problems.
The first is a very late comeback, in which Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Naby Keita have not even played any minutes in the summer, due to problems with national football leagues. Having played in a number of friendly matches, Liverpool played very well but the importance of the pillars and their presence cannot be taken lightly. And don’t forget players like Salah, Mane or Firmino who decide to play in The Reds.
Because of that, without this trio of attacks, Klopp had more problems to solve. It is easy to see in the defense, where the reigning Champions League champions show a lack of adhesion. With Klopp always emphasizing the pressing and defending play style, Liverpool did not show this in past friendly matches when they conceded continuously.
That’s why the 0-3 defeat of Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli was like a trickle of water, a defeat that exposed the weakness of the defense, the problems in midfield. They have revealed too much space for the Italian team to exploit and take advantage of, although Klopp launched a squad that is not the strongest of The Reds.
However, it must be said that under the German coach, Liverpool defended tight and tight. Therefore, having players who do not play well with others, as well as having players who are ranked unfamiliar, it is difficult to create a team to stick and compete smoothly such as Fabinho. The Brazilian midfielder did not have an official position at Anfield until the second half of last season and his main game was on October 24, despite his being the first contract Klopp made in the summer. Here, Fabinho’s problem is not his ability but adaptability and adjustment to Liverpool’s play style.
Thus, at the present time, many of the Reds players are also in Fabinho’s condition, especially young players, when Klopp does not have enough forces because Copa America, CAN and have to turn around as He has encountered in the FA Cup and League Cup. Because of that lack of harmony, Liverpool’s lack of cohesion and failure is understandable.
For example, before Dortmund, Liverpool played against attacking trio Ryan Kent, Divock Origi and Harry Wilson, followed by Ben Woodburn, Origi and Wilson in the match against Sevilla. Before Sporting Lisbon, Klopp started with Gini Wijnaldum, Origi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and similarly against Napoli.