Liverpool news Klopp to tackle Liverpool midfield question with title truth clear PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Liverpool return to Anfield action on Monday night when Crystal Palace visit

Liverpool news Klopp to tackle Liverpool midfield question with title truth clear PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Liverpool return to Anfield action on Monday night when Crystal Palace visit

Liverpool news Klopp to tackle Liverpool midfield question with title truth clear PremierLeague-News.Com
15 August 2022 - 00:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Having played 16 times between April 2 and May 28 in the closing weeks of last season, a nine-day gap between fixtures will feel like an age for Jurgen Klopp. The wait to return to Anfield action has been made even more frustrating by the inability to immediately put right the disappointing start to the campaign last week at Fulham, when the Liverpool boss accepted his team were fortunate to come away from Craven Cottage with a point. But Monday is finally here for Reds supporters as over 50,000 of them get set to make their long-awaited return to L4 when Crystal Palace roll into town. It feels a long time now since the venue last hosted Premier League football, on that strange Sunday afternoon against Wolves, when hearsay and rumour spread throughout the ground all day concerning the fortunes of Manchester City at home to Aston Villa. Few could scarcely believe that Steven Gerrard's Villa had not only taken a lead at the Etihad but actually extended it - through Philippe Coutinho, no less - but it was a cruel realisation for those who believed City's visitors had made it 3-3 in Manchester later that afternoon when a particularly mean-spirited piece of misinformation was floated around Anfield moments after Mohamed Salah had made it 2-1 to Liverpool. This time around will be a lot more straightforward for the players, but the need for a victory is only marginally less acute given both the paucity of the display at Fulham last week and the flying start Pep Guardiola's champions have made themselves. Even at this fledgling stage of the campaign, with the margins so fine between the two best teams in the country, the Reds cannot countenance another slip when Patrick Vieira's Eagles pitch up on Merseyside. READ MORE: Gary Neville rant highlights one key difference between Manchester United's Glazer family and Liverpool's FSG READ MORE: Jurgen Klopp makes Luis Diaz challenge at Liverpool as Sadio Mane claim made "The first home game of a new season is always one of the fixtures that anyone who is lucky enough to be involved in football just can’t wait for. It was the same when I was a kid, going to matches with my dad, and it applies even more now that I have the privilege of playing for Liverpool,” writes Jordan Henderson in his first pre-match programme notes of the season. “I know the break we had over the summer was only short – probably too short in some ways – but it stands to reason that this is a period in which we are building towards something rather than looking like the finished article. But we have to do better as individuals and as a team. We all know that. “The good thing is that the work which took place during pre-season, and which continues to take place on a daily basis on the training ground, is of a really high standard in terms of both commitment and quality." The key issue for Klopp to confront is just what he does with his midfield. With Thiago Alcantara sidelined for the next four-to-six weeks, a gap has opened up for Naby Keita to fill. But with the Guinea international having only returned to training last week after an illness, Harvey Elliott, fresh from a brand new contract that was signed on Thursday, is waiting in the wings.

News source = PremierLeague-News.Com

. With Ibrahima Konate currently out injured, it presents a real opportunity for Joe Gomez to start a Premier League game at centre-back for the first time since November 2020. These are not quite the enviable selection dilemmas Klopp will have wanted for the first home game of the new campaign, but there is still plenty within the available camp to bounce back from that stumble in London last week. Palace, who kicked off their campaign with a 2-0 loss at home to Arsenal last week, are still without James McArthur and James Tomkins, although Michael Olise has returned to training and could be involved. Read More Related Articles 'Nothing else is acceptable' - Jordan Henderson makes impassioned plea after Liverpool fans' Paris nightmare Read More Related Articles Liverpool in talks over new multi-million pound deal as Nike update given Henderson adds: “The good thing is that the work which took place during pre-season, and which continues to take place on a daily basis on the training ground, is of a really high standard in terms of both commitment and quality. “I know the gaffer has spoken at length about the team spirit and how good that has been and I would agree with every word. Credit to the new lads who have come in and settled into the group straight away but also to the players who have been here a lot longer for the way they have welcomed them and also for the positive culture they have created. “We are going to need that spirit as well. We will definitely need it against a Crystal Palace team that impressed everyone last season under Patrick Vieira. Their development as a team was one of the stories of the season and some of their performances were really eye-catching. “So we know we will have our work cut out. If we are going to take the three points we are going to have to earn them because there’s not a chance a team that’s managed by Vieira is going to do anything other than compete." It would be wise not to build up Monday's game too much in terms of the need for a result but with City having secured back-to-back victories already, a first win of the campaign will be needed. But if the downside of such a gap between games is an interminable wait to put things right, it does offer the space and time to work on the things that will do that in the game itself. As always, Anfield expects. READ NEXT: What Darwin Nunez did that made Liverpool teammate Luis Diaz 'dance with a shirt around his head' Stunning aerial footage shows Anfield expansion progress as Liverpool chief gives update Jurgen Klopp speaks out on Roberto Firmino situation and explains problem at Fulham Jurgen Klopp could transform career of exciting winger who has asked to leave Chelsea Liverpool striker tipped to cause 'absolute carnage' in Premier League was '30 minutes' from losing leg after horror injury

Source = PremierLeague-News.Com

This news 72 hits received.

COMMENTS

  • 0 Comment
Last News