The Top 6 is very tight again this season and Jurgen Klopp continues to thwart his Premier League title rivals. Despite this the past week has been the worst ever one for Klopp week since arriving at Anfield in October 2015. The week has consisted of;
- Premier League defeat by Swansea City.
- EFL Cup semi-final loss to Southampton.
- FA Cup fourth-round humiliation against Championship side Wolves.
The German, however, has proved his mettle against his closest Premier League rivals – and once again he emerged unbeaten to maintain his excellent record against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham since his appointment.
The draw last night against Chelsea at Anfield means that he has played 15 league games against that group, winning six, drawing eight and losing only one, a home defeat by United last season.
Liverpool’s hopes of a first title since 1990 are receding as they are 10 points behind Chelsea – but there was plenty for Klopp to be happy about.
There was high intensity, hard tackling, high pressing, creativity – it was like watching a proper Klopp’s Liverpool. Just like earlier in the season! Although their play lacks subtlety at times as they seem to get carried away by the emotion of the crowd, as well as their animated manager in his technical area.