The wheels of the incredible Liverpool team built by Jurgen Klopp have come off, as the Reds need a significant rebuild.
This is what probably the end of an era looks like, Jurgen Klopp took charge of the mediocre Liverpool side back in 2015 and promised to make the red side of Merseyside from ‘doubter to believers’. The German genius formed a dominant force and delivered with all possible silverware over the past seasons as the team was a joy to watch.
A team fighting for quadruple last season has drastically declined this campaign. Klopp and Co. were battered by teams such as Brentford, Brighton, and Wolves where they conceded way too many goals. Moreover, the hammering by Real Madrid at Anfield gets even uglier for the Reds.
It’s hard watching this Liverpool side fall apart, as a major rebuild awaits.
Klopp and Co. were so good at what they were doing but when we watch Liverpool play it’s evident they can’t do it anymore. It seems clear Liverpool are without players who can’t play Jurgen Klopp’s style of football, the new signings are brought in with players who have been part of Jurgen throughout this whole period, but some of these players don’t have the level to play Jurgen’s style of football anymore.
The current Liverpool team are a fragile team.
This team had an excellent defensive record in the last few seasons, however, throughout the whole of the current campaign the Reds have been in shambles defensively. Players such as Trent Alexander Arnold and Joe Gomez are crashed, meanwhile, Virgil Van Dijk, who is considered one of the best defenders in the Premier League, if the not best, got some stick from former Liverpool player and now pundit Jamie Carragher after Real Madrid battering.
Speaking to CBS, Jamie Carragher said
“What makes me laugh is Virgil van Dijk said I wouldn’t get in that back four about two months ago. I think I’d take his place at the moment!“
The midfield doesn’t have the energy anymore, which was once described as ‘hunting dogs’ by Athletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez, now looks pale.
The new attacking trio doesn’t have the connection like the terrorizing trio of Salah, Mane, and Firmino had before. The current Liverpool back four is finding it very hard to cope, as the front six aren’t at their best, as prior they worked hard and smarter and were in constant support.
The way players like Modric, Vinicious Jr, and Benzema toyed with Liverpool, says the whole story. It’s not acceptable what we are seeing at the moment from Liverpool.
This team gave a lot of joy throughout the years, but currently, they are not good enough. The whole team needs to reinvent itself.
Head coach Jurgen Klopp did it before, needs to do it again. The German needs to inject proven quality as players who straightaway get into the playing eleven not just into the squad in the new campaign.
Everybody is stressing about Liverpool getting midfielders in the summer window, however, the team also needs defensive reinforcement because when the team is exposed this team can’t defend.
Before the start of the World Cup in Qatar, it appeared the Merseysiders needed one or two significant signings for the rebuild. After the turn of the year, it is speculated that Liverpool should expect at least four quality signings.
Borrusia Dortmud’s English starlet Jude Bellingham has been the name that has been continuously linked with Liverpool, moreover, should Klopp go for RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol?
Only time will say what will happen in the summer, but it will intriguing to see what happens from now to the end of the current campaign. Liverpool’s league position at the end of the season will play a huge role in shaping up the summer transfer window.
Liverpool have collapsed, but Klopp has done it before and he should be given the chance to do it again.