“Klopp should receive more criticism” – Boss slammed for Liverpool’s performances

September 19, 2017

Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp is let off the hook too easily for his side’s performances. That is the view of famous football pundit and former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas.

The Reds failed to beat Burnley at Anfield last Saturday and Nicholas claims if Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger made the same decisions, he would get a much harder time.

Jurgen Klopp’s side started the season strongly up until they were brushed aside by Manchester City 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium. Liverpool’s defence has been called into question after a run of shaky performances.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss has preferred to play Alberto Moreno at left-back, rather than £8m summer signing Andrew Robertson, in a move that has confused Nicholas.

Nicholas said on Sky Sports: “I’m not saying he has to pick Andy Robertson because he’s a family friend of mine, but he brings him in for a reason and then he’s not really involved at all.

“Maybe he’s taking time to settle into the club because it’s a giant club, that can be the case.

“But the left-back that he’s playing now was a guy who was seemingly going out of the door and Milner was playing there because that left-back wasn’t good enough to get Milner out the team.

“He knows there’s problems there but it’s as if he’s saying ‘do you know what, don’t worry about it, because if we batter Arsenal 4-0, we can deflect everything’.

“If it was Wenger or someone like that, they’d be getting a lot harder time than what Klopp is actually getting.”