The 15th of January 2018 is a day that will hold a special place in history according to Jurgen Klopp. The Liverpool boss could barely contain himself after his team's 4-3 win vs City. It was The Citizens' first Premier League defeat of the season, and Klopp thinks it could be their last.
Most importantly of all, according to Klopp, Liverpool made a statement regarding their ability to survive without Philippe Coutinho. Chamberlain, Firmino, Salah and Mane all got on the score-sheet for The Reds in a clinical display of finishing. Unsurprisingly, Jurgen Klopp was jubilant in his post match interview. As one might expect, he was quick to mention the departed Coutinho.
Liverpool Can Prosper Without Coutinho
Speaking after the match Klopp said: “It is a very important statement, but that's all. It was not that I said in the meeting before the game: ‘It would help a lot if you could win then nobody would talk about Coutinho.' But it is important we showed it is possible to play without him.”
Klopp then spoke about the match itself and how it would be talked about for a long time to come. He said: “Maybe it is an historic day. Maybe it's the only game they lose in the whole season because they are so strong. I really think we deserved it.”
Klopp Needs To Take Action On Keeper
The big news before kick off was that Mignolet was out, and Karius was Klopp's first choice from here on in. However, the new No.1 was far from convincing. Leroy Sane beat Karius at his near post all ends up in the first half, a cardinal sin for any ‘keeper.
He looked nervous when crosses came into the box too, and on all known evidence he doesn't look up to the job. Liverpool are rumoured to be interested in Roma ‘keeper Alisson, also the current Brazil No.1. Klopp has claimed he has funds available, and he might regret putting his faith in Karius if he doesn't spend them on a new custodian.