We’re creeping closer to a return to domestic action, but for now international games take centre stage as well as the influence of Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp culture the key for Reds success
Jurgen Klopp has been a massive factor in Liverpool’s upward turn in fortunes; of that there can be no doubt.
Even so, the level of impact he has had at the club is enormously impressive, with his brand of positivity and determination to win having seeped into every player and supporter.
And his approach to management has been hailed by two absolutely critical members of the first-team squad: Virgil van Dijk and Roberto Firmino.
Praise doesn’t come much more relevant than from those two – and the latter also speaks about his own positional changes.
We are still in the international break, with several players still to feature.
In case you missed anything over the weekend, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain continued his massive upturn in fortunes, while Van Dijk departed from the Netherlands squad early.
On Monday, there’s not much from a Liverpool perspective to worry about, but our Brazilian contingent are in action on Tuesday.
Youth progress a point of discussion
We’re always looking to the future at Liverpool, whether that’s with refining Academy processes, investing in personnel or making sure the pathway from youth to first-team level is as open as possible.
- New coach Vitor Matos explains his role and why Trent is an example of the perfect project
- But there’s also an element of concern over how much football Alexander-Arnold is playing at present
- U23s midfielder Elijah Dixon-Bonner has signed a new contract with the Reds
Quickfire LFC news
- Liverpool FC Women suffered derby defeat, but playing at Anfield was still a big step forward
- Gini Wijnaldum says the squad want to make history by winning the FIFA Club World Cup
- Chelsea will battle Liverpool and Napoli for Genk midfielder Sander Berge
- Liverpool-linked Dennis Zakaria will definitely not be concluding a transfer in January, says his agent
Around the Prem
- Man United have seen an increase in net debt of around 55% this season (Independent)
- Barcelona want Chelsea‘s Willian on a free transfer (Mail Online)
- Leicester duo Johnny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu are on Man City‘s January wishlist (Sky Sports)
Stupid decisions of the day
Former Everton director of football Steve Walsh says he had Andy Robertson and Harry Maguire lined up for the Blues for £20 million – but the club said no.
Tweet of the day
Gutted about the result yesterday. Playing on Anfield was something I’ll cherish forever. A special thank you to the 23,000+ unbelievable fans who came out to support. You are what makes this club so special. Proud to be apart of yesterday and of this club. #YNWA @liverpoolfcw pic.twitter.com/BS2bwomrdD
— niamhcharles (@niamhcharles7) November 18, 2019
What we’re reading
The Telegraph‘s Jason Burt asks if Harry Kane should be considering a Tottenham departure.
Worth watching tonight
Argentina vs. Uruguay is a friendly which should be anything but, kicking off at 7:15pm. On the qualifier front, Spain vs. Romania or Republic of Ireland vs. Denmark are the pick of the Euro 2020 action. Both start at 7:45pm.