Liverpool’s record against Crystal Palace prior to tonight’s match has not been its best. Last season, the fixture at Anfeild saw a defeat in Steven Gerrard’s final home game.
Now, with a few weeks under Klopp, Liverpool are starting to get a sense of his ideas and it is starting to reflect on the pitch. However, Palace still continue to get favourable results against Liverpool, having secured a 2-1 win at Anfield, handing Klopp his first defeat, in what was a fast-paced and entertaining match.
The 5 talking points from the match are:
- Liverpool are now finally getting in the Klopp shape.
It has been a few weeks under Klopp and his ideas are now rubbing off on the players. The team are now playing a more direct, aggressive style of football with most unnecessary passes being eliminated. This has allowed the team to keep pushing the ball forward, and getting more attacking chances.
On the defence, the team are pressing high up in an organized fashion and are now able to break on the counter more effectively than they used to do during the time under Brendan. The forwards are even back tracking often, and all are contributing on the defence.
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