Currently, Liverpool and Man City are in a “transition” phase as Jurgen Klopp acknowledges that having a successful team means dealing with change.
Before a late foray into the loan market saw Arthur join on deadline day, Liverpool got 3 permanent players to their roster this summer. Although, Mane was a huge departure.
However, it is said that the club have done more to capitalize on its advantages and combat chronic wear and tear.
Early results and performances have left Liverpool five points behind Man City in the Premier League. Klopp is aware that this team is going through a period of transition after a hectic transfer window.
Erling Haaland, the star of City’s additions, has hit 12 goals so far this year. He was brought as part of Klopp’s plan to “refresh a successful team,.” And the manager is aware that it is done “from time to time.”
Interesting quotes from Klopp’s latest Sport1 interview. And Klopp’s notion of a “winner” will be vital for the Reds’ attempt to regain their form.
Jurgen Klopp points out the difference between Liverpool and Man City
Regarding Man City, Klopp said that Haaland is a terrific footballer, and of course, they have become stronger because of him.
According to Klopp, A Manager needs to be aware that the team is rebuilt occasionally. And Pep [Guardiola] sees this just as much as he does.
Liverpool also got players and lost Sadio Mane. Mane made nearly every game. It will also take time.
That holds true for both City and for Liverpool. But it’s difficult to avoid scoring goals when you observe the way City plays, how the balls enter the penalty area, and how Erling occupies the proper space.
But City are in far more of a transition than the Reds. And they have also sent away several players.
At the end, he said:
“It’s part of refreshing a successful team. They gave up Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling, who was a fixture in Manchester for years. Zinchenko too. Fernandinho has retired, or rather, has gone back to Brazil.
They were important players for City. And the season is damn long and is interrupted again by the World Cup, no one has a clue [what will happen].”