19 Sep

                                          Liverpool Learning From Mistakes

Liverpool’s impressive start to the season is all the more remarkable because of the tough fixtures they’ve had, away fixtures at Arsenal, Spurs, Burnley and Chelsea tested Jurgen Klopp’s men, and a solitary home fixture against last season’s Premier League champions Leicester City wasn’t easy either.

But a record of 10 points from a possible 15 is a very good return from the tough run of fixtures to start the season.

Noticeably Liverpool are showing signs of improvement highlighted in the excellent performance and 2-1 win over Chelsea last Friday night.

The Reds hit Chelsea hard in the first half with an energy and tempo that left the home side struggling for a foothold in the match, and in the second half Klopp’s men managed the game superbly by hardly giving Conte’s team a chance to turn the game around despite pulling a goal back with half an hour left.

Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Arsenal was a rollercoaster of a game and the result could’ve went either way, and last week’s 4-1 win over Leicester City wasn’t as comfortable as the scoreline suggests, with the champions missing a host of chances.

But although the win over Chelsea was only won by a one goal margin, I felt Liverpool won the game more comfortably than the score suggests because of the way they managed the game.

Liverpool always remained a threat going forward despite leading, but they remained disciplined and didn’t throw players forward in a cavalier-style when attacking.

Klopp’s team kept good possession in the second half and they never looked like conceding an equaliser with Matip and Lovren in commanding form in defence.

It just looks like Liverpool are learning from some of their end-to-end games from earlier season, and although they remain a real threat going forward, they look more solid defensively and better equipped to hold on to a lead.

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