Thursday 12 January 2017

Southampton 1-0 Liverpool: A Stress Test For Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool lost 1-0 to Southampton in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final at St Mary's on Wednesday night and Jurgen Klopp may well feel fortunate there is only a goal in it.

Nathan Redmond scored the only goal of the game but also had first-half chances saved by Loris Karius either side of his strike before hitting the crossbar with a chipped effort late on.

The defeat follows draws against Sunderland in the Premier League and Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup, meaning Liverpool have gone three without a win for the first time this season.

It's a worry ahead of the team's return to Premier League action when they take on an in-form Manchester United side at Old Trafford this coming Sunday.

But what are the weaknesses in Klopp's team? And how can they be resolved? Here, we pick out three of the problems exposed against Southampton… and the potential solutions.



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