Jurgen Klopp Angry With His Team
Jurgen Klopp risks escalating situation with ‘angry’ Liverpool stars after Carabao Cup win
“We have to win every game and when you are in football you have to learn early to accept what decision the manager makes. That doesn’t mean they are happy but they accept it.
“I don’t try to keep them happy. Yes, I want them all to be happy but I want them to be angry as well when we play an opponent who wants our points.”
The sentiment behind the manager’s statement is reasonable and his job is to win trophies rather than keep smiles on faces, but a plethora of players battling it out for three positions could quickly cause unrest in the dressing room.
West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen and RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku are amongst a whole host of stars linked with a move to the Carabao Cup winners, which would indicate that Klopp may be keen to bolster his forward ranks.
There are certainly greater issues in the team that need addressing for Klopp and positions that need more depth – in midfield, for example.
Harvey Elliott has already been transformed into a midfielder rather than a winger so that he is able to play more regularly – as well as his attributes suiting the role – and even still Liverpool’s depth up top is great.
Although it could leave him short-staffed further down the line, on paper, it is much more beneficial for Klopp to sit tight and wait rather than ‘panic buying’ and potentially upsetting the stars who have helped him win some of the top trophies in world football.