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End of Discussion : Two new Liverpool midfielder that Jurgen klopp must field



Liverpool’s stop-start season was best summed up by Saturday’s dismal draw with Chelsea, with both teams lacking any sort of quality during the 90 minutes at Anfield. Jürgen Klopp’s side are now turning their attention to their FA Cup fourth round tie against Brighton, who inflicted a devastating 3-0 defeat on the Reds just two weeks ago.

Looking ahead to what lies ahead for Liverpool on the south coast, four fans have given their views in a weekly ECHO column.
With a healthy dose of perspective, last weekend’s stalemate against Chelsea wasn’t as miserable as it initially seemed, especially as we’ve been redeemed by results elsewhere. I agree with Jurgen that another clean sheet served as a stepping stone and we can also take heart from the return of Nunez plus a solid performance from young Bajcetic. I think those two names should be nailed down for the starting XI when we get our revenge on the South Coast this Sunday. The result would be a huge spirit lift as we try to attack the top 4. Get on the 6 o’clock bus!

Andrew Cullen (Widnes, @brothersred5) – Gakpo needs the same patience as Nunez

Those feeling down after the goalless draw with Chelsea should remember that these games are always close and Liverpool needed to stem the bleeding after the Brighton debacle. Midfield three Thiago, Bajcetic and Keita continue to look more

combative and mobile although they may have played better together in the FA Cup third round replay at Wolves and deserve to face the Seagulls in the fourth ride this weekend.

Another starter should be Cody Gakpo, who was thrown into a dysfunctional squad and should be waving a magic wand. Gakpo had seven shots – and a total of 15 during his time at the club – against Potter’s men and perhaps should have opened his account. There are perhaps comparisons with Nunez and his trajectory. Our great players like Salah haven’t scored lately but that could suddenly change and lead. Revenge is best served cold; Hopefully our top three can beat Brighton on Sunday.

David Shams (Washington D.C., @ShamsWriter) – Defensive stability offers glimmers of hope

Champions League football next season is probably nothing more than a pipe dream. Klopp’s finely tuned car needs an overhaul. The problems are probably too complex to fix in time for the same season-ending ride produced two years ago.

Aside from the two clean sheets last week against Wolves and Chelsea we saw a defense that, for perhaps the first time this season, looked reasonably organised. The shape seemed less chaotic or prone to breakage. It was a back-to-basics affair. I’ve said this before, but there’s something to be said about the idea of ​​resetting tactics to get everyone back on the same page. It’s the football version of the famous “have you tried restarting your computer?”

Cody Gakpo,

And there’s room in that reset to try something bold. It was suggested by another member of the opinion jury, but perhaps it’s time to try Trento in the midfield trio. In defense we seem much more confident when he’s not at full-back right away, not because he can’t defend, but because he’s far forward and his distribution and attacking flair are absolutely necessary. There is really nothing to lose here.

James Noble (Worcestershire, @james_noble98) – Small steps can go a long way towards the end of the season

“One small step.” Jürgen Klopp’s summary of Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea seemed reasonable. It might even have been valuable.

It may seem difficult at the moment to perceive the context of Liverpool. Positive moments can instinctively feel like they need to be held back. Setbacks, meanwhile, can be the hope-sapping uncertainty and inconsistency – the opposites of which have been regular hallmarks of the Reds in recent years – can make every result and performance feel somewhat seismic. Saturday may not have been the most exciting competition. “Mediocre” was indeed one of the most popular descriptions. So the idea that it represents “one small step” is probably helpful. It acts as a productively measured approach when the vessel still needs reassurance. Much like Wolves’ victory, there were encouraging pressures and elements of form, albeit unaccompanied by masses of recklessness and confidence. However, Sunday’s FA Cup trip to Brighton will almost inevitably be compared to the last league defeat. On its own, though, that should be another useful metric for the team. Huge leaps can take a while to materialize, but these milestones are a stable currency we can lean on.