Well, I think he’s a great manager and has really improved Liverpool, but how many other boardrooms would have sanctioned that kind of spending with no reward in silverware?
It’s encouraging to see investors taking a longer-term approach, unlike the philosophy at a club like Chelsea.
But the difference is, considering recent history, the Blues have continued to fill the cabinet, while Liverpool have nothing.
I’m afraid it’s gonna be another dry season and despite the improvement and unarguable fact that Liverpool (like Manchester City) are streets ahead of the chasing pack, no one cares about or remembers second place or decent cup runs.
However, there’s no doubt that after so many years of obscurity, Klopp is successfully rebuilding his side, the Scousers are back on the map and they’re playing a brand of football fitting their illustrious past.
It must be so hard supporting them these days regarding the expectation at the start of each season and they just won’t learn.
Similarly to Manchester United fans (sorry to bunch you together), they just won’t keep their bekke shut, making themselves easy targets.
Like @MorneDenere on Twitter who keeps ragging me about the performance of my side.
He sent a message with a pic of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League a couple of weeks ago saying “eat your heart out”.
Guy, remember my words again no one remembers second, it’s no better than finishing fourth.
Banter is a wonderful thing. It’s part of the game. But as with everything in life, you need to stick within the boundaries and understand the rules of engagement, otherwise you stand to look like a real pathetic doos.
The “smaller four” of the “big six” have a lot of catching up to do in terms of winning football games and entertaining their fans.
If Chelsea manage to freeze the impending transfer ban, there will no doubt be big movement in the transfer window with or without Roman Abramovich.
Arsenal need to refashion their soft-belly squad and United, god knows, they need to offload half their squad and start at the beginning again.
Over the weekend, Spurs fans will be heartened to hear gossip out of the UK suggesting their Chairman, Daniel Levy will be “investing heavily” in the off-season.
Unfortunately the rumours go on to say the “war chest” will be filled with £100m.
Not really the type of money needed these days to make a massive difference.
It’s the kind of cash Fulham and West Ham spent prior to this season. I mean United apparently want £150m for Paul Pogba alone.
Anyway, back to the weekend and well done to Liverpool for pulling it out the bag at St James’ Park. It really looked like they were dead with five minutes left on the clock.
Watford were the better side at the Bridge, but as with Barcelona beating Liverpool 3-0, somehow Chelsea came away with a huge three points.
Tottenham have fallen into superfade mode and as with Liverpool, looks like a promising season is turning into another meaningless campaign.
As for Arsenal, oh dear oh dear, being held by Brighton at home?
How did that happen?
So much at stake, just not enough heart.
Not taking anything away from Chris Hughton’s excellent side. They had nothing to lose, hopefully it’ll get him thinking about his usual conservative approach.
Man, I’m so relieved, my team is guaranteed Champions League football before Leicester away.
Now to beat Arsenal in the Europa final!