Jurgen Klopp promoted a “heavy-metal” brand of football when at Borussia Dortmund, as the Daily Express reports. Liverpool supporters were hoping that he would bring that with him to Anfield.
But Liverpool legend, turned Sky Sports pundit, Jamie Carragher thinks that Klopp’s Reds are playing with all the gusto of a “church choir” after watching their goalless first half with Southampton today.
Carragher has a point. Liverpool mustered just a single shot on target in the opening 45 minutes of Klopp’s first home Premier League game in charge since replacing Brendan Rodgers as manager.
And striker Divock Origi had only 13 touches of the ball – fewer than any other player on the pitch including both goalkeepers – as the Reds search for a maiden victory under their new boss.
Liverpool failed to score in a 0-0 draw at Tottenham Hotspur on Klopp’s debut, and were held 1-1 by 10-man Rubin Kazan in the Europa League on Thursday. Hardly the type of start to get fans headbanging.
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