Jurgen Klopp asks the Reds to rely less on crosses for the Villa clash this week

Klopp on Villa clash

Klopp ahead of the clash against Aston Villa, taking positives from the Spurs game says Crosses won’t cut it for Liverpool against the Villans.

Liverpool Vs Spurs

Following a 1-1 draw against Spurs, Liverpool have opened up a 3-point gap in their pursuit of the league title. This draw has put a dent in their hopes of winning an unprecedented quadruple.

The Reds’ were continuously attacking down the flanks as they rained down 46 crosses during the match.

German Manager also had a say in this unusual change of approach. He said in the post-match conference:

The crosses you can read easy, they are not useful in a game like this with the profile of players they have in the box. That makes no sense. You have to keep going to find the momentum, to pile through the gaps, get to the touchline and square it from there.

Despite the rare misfire, Klopp suggested that there is nothing to fix in this Liverpool side. Further adding on he said that the Reds just had an unlucky game.

Klopp Ahead of Villa Clash

The Reds are going to face Villa Next. Focusing on the clash, Klopp suggested that they should be cleverer against a tough Stevie G side. Liverpool boss said:

My problem in this moment is not City against Newcastle. It is that we play Tuesday against Aston Villa, which is tough. We have one point more than before and from 1-0 down, it is massively better but it was not what we want. We have to deal with it and we will.

He insisted that a draw against Spurs won’t change a thing. He said:

First and foremost, [I said] we should stop behaving like it is a funeral. We will go there, we will prepare and we will try. The only chance we have for things to go our way is to win now. The boys are absolutely in the mood they should be very disappointed and that is fine. I would love to sit here and say: ‘Yes! City will drop points!’ We will see what happens.

The Reds go to Villa Park on Tuesday looking to get back on track in the league.

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