Liverpool are broken – only one man can save them

Alisson Becker, Liverpool (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Alisson Becker, Liverpool (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) /

It’s painful, I get it. But it’s time for fans to admit that our beloved Liverpool are completely broken and as far as this season is concerned it’s well and truly over.

I have been putting this statement off for weeks because first and foremost I am a die-hard red that always, and I mean always, looks for the positives. With the defeats mounting up I was hiding behind the injury count, the lack of decisions going our way, and the loss of a clinical edge in front of goal that would surely return.

However, the defeat against Fulham this weekend has finally cemented in my mind that there is simply no way back and that some players are done at the club.

Liverpool have spiralled

When this dismal run kicked off with a 1-1 draw against West Brom there was still hope that it was nothing more than a blip. But with the games and defeats coming thick and fast we suddenly look panicked in defence, weak in midfield and have no cohesive creativity up front, while the body language from some of the players suggests they are mentally and physically done.

The fear factor has gone. Teams know they are likely to get clear cut chances against us and are well aware that packing the edge of the area breaks up potential combination play and makes it difficult for Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson to pick out any crosses. In short, our system is busted and in need of major repair.

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Thankfully there is a man that can fix us. A man whose record within the game and love for the club is undeniable and thankfully we already have him as part of the setup. That man is Jurgen Klopp.

I am not saying Jurgen is perfect or shouldn’t carry any blame for this poor run because it’s obvious that he’s made mistakes. But, there is simply no one else out there and for Liverpool fans that are currently calling for the gaffers head they need to ask themselves this question, if not Klopp then who?

The answer is simple and with a full squad to choose from, some deadwood moved on, some fresh blood for added energy and the support of a packed Anfield I fully believe that Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool will be back at the top of world football sooner rather than later.