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Liverpool will not revert back to last season’s helter-skelter style in title race

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Liverpool will not revert back to last season’s helter-skelter style in title race

Many observers are waiting for Liverpool to return to the rampant attacking style that made them so thrilling to watch last season but Jurgen Klopp has realised a more measured approach is the only way they can be realistic title contenders.

Despite Liverpool being unbeaten and top of the Premier League, many of their fans are still waiting for their attack to explode into life.

Last season – when Liverpool of course made the Champions League final – Jurgen Klopp’s side attacked with reckless abandon, which made them thrilling to watch but also meant they were liable to concede goals.

That made for a great cup run but it was an approach that was never going to make them title contenders, especially with Manchester City looking so formidable.


Klopp’s tinkering with his tactics is not proof of a manager still looking for his best attacking formula to get his side back to last season’s heights, but more of a man looking to maintain attacking thrust in a side that has tightened up hugely.

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Gone is the approach from last season which turned Liverpool’s matches into basketball games; while it was great for the neutral, it simply created too much randomness to create the conditions to overhaul City.

This is now a new Liverpool, built on a strong defensive framework not seen since the days of Gerard Houllier, and Klopp has deemed that the only way to reel in City.

For those hoping to see a return to the gung-ho approach, only disappointment awaits. But every Red longs for their side to clinch the title and for them, the excitement may only just be beginning.

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