Robbo’s reaction & derby changes – Final words Liverpool 4-0 Southampton – Liverpool FC
Liverpool can head to Wednesday’s Merseyside derby in confident form after a second 4-0 win in a row in Premier League, stabbed Southampton at Anfield.
After their 4-0 win over Arsenal with a comfortable 2-0 win over Porto in Champions League, the Reds scored four more in their return to the league.
It was a simple afternoon for Jurgen Kloppbeside, with Diogo Jota score two goals, Thiago other netting and Virgil van Dijk Found the back of the net for the first time since the opening day of last season.
Andy Robertson back on the side from injury and produced a stellar performance at left-back, with Klopp now able to look ahead to the trip. Everton with welcome decisions.
So what can Liverpool get from their most recent win at Anfield?
Here, Jack Lusby (@LusbyJack) talk to Matt Ladson (@mattladson) and Danny Gallagher (@ Danny7Gallagher) to cover the big topics in Liverpool 4-0 Southampton and headed to Goodison.
Has Robbo settled the left-back controversy with that performance?
JACK: Now yes.
While Kostas is an incredible second choice, few would deny that when Robbo was in form, he was the main man at left-back.
It’s clear that, subconsciously or not, he needs some encouragement, and I feel like it’s not just Kostas’ form that does that, but the conversation about whether he should take over. as first choice or not.
Saturday was one of Robbo’s best games for us in a long time, and fortunately Klopp now has the option of rotating his left-back to ensure consistent performance in the position. this.
MATT: I’m not sure there’s ever been a real argument. That’s exactly how Klopp said on Friday, Robertson was and always will be first choice.
More focus should be on how Kostas means Robbo can really get some rest and thus go back and play his old levels again.
When Klopp said when he signed Kostas that he couldn’t play Robertson (and Trent) for more than 50 games per season, he was absolutely correct, but it happened again last season due to other circumstances.
Now, with Kostas being a trusted practitioner, Robbo can get more rotation and so we can get the best from him again. Valid in the second half of the upcoming season.
DANNY: While Tsimikas has been really successful this season and took advantage of his chances, there really is no left-back in world football that can give Robertson the full swing for the money.
The signing of Tsimikas and the training that followed is proving to be a real success.
As Jack and Matt said, that not only gave Robertson enough resilience between consecutive periods of competition, but also raised his game to a level where elite competitions are still limited. regime.
His stats are out of the table compared to Southampton and we have a certain Scouser Greece to thank for playing a role in this.
Who else stands out to you?
JACK: It was a perfect team performance, including Klopp using the bench to give Milner and Minamino a few minutes to play and give Hendo a break. Thiagoof the foot.
But here, I will have to give special praise to Jota.
In Firmino’s absence, there have been concerns about whether Jota can truly fulfill that full-fledged striker role to the standard demanded, rather than simply being a poacher.
Against Southampton, Jota was close to completing his performance as No 9, and it was important that his movement deep down created a mockery for Hasenhuttl’s 3-4-3.
Of course, he was also there to score two goals – and he could even end the game with a hat-trick – so that’s a job well done.
MATT: It’s a weird game in terms of ‘Man of the Match’.
Arguably it is Alisson as he really did nothing wrong and excelled at what he was tasked with, making some great first-half stops in his usual way in one-on-one situations.
You can make the same argument for Mane, Salah and Thiago.
It was a game where nobody excelled (and didn’t really need to) but everyone played well individually and as a team. Truly ideal performance in such a game.
DANNY: Like Jack covered, Jota clearly stood out with an energetic performance, much like Liverpool. He deserves endless praise.
But for me, Sadio Mane really eye catching.
He looks fit, skinny and strong this season. To notice a stark difference in a player who religiously stays in shape and treats his body like a temple shows the scale of the work he is undertaking.
Against his old club, he was unable to play widely and was invited challenge after challenge.
A big part of why Liverpool have been so successful is down to Mane’s absolute presence, whether he’s scoring or not.
And did you make any changes to the Merseyside derby?
JACK: I’d say the only point of contention comes in central defence, and perhaps midfield.
Matip’s absence at Anfield could be part of a long-term plan to manage his fitness, and although Konate has evolved into a role against Porto and Southampton, he should be back with Van Dijk for the derby.
The question, then, is just whether Henderson can keep his place or Klopp switches to Oxlade-Chamberlain or maybe even Milner.
With the manager having voiced concerns about the thrill of the derby, it may even be wise to use a three-man midfield Fabinho, Hendo and Milner for this one.
MATT: Personally, I want to play with XI but with Matip. Saturday to Wednesday is a good time between matches.
However, Klopp often throws wildcards in derbies so I wouldn’t be completely surprised to see Origi and Milner start!
With the wolf next Saturday, it’s possible he’ll rotate somewhat with that in mind, then know he’s fully available for a rotation at Milan next week.
DANNY: Sending everyone away with a clean health bill is huge and, I agree with Matt, hardly any edits to the derby are needed.
Thiago and Fabinho looks to work in parallel seamlessly and Henderson has more gas in the tank that was replaced at the end.
If anything, the only area of consideration would be Konate.
The Frenchman looked a lot stronger next to Van Dijk on Sunday, but Matip is keen to get back in.
I can see Klopp using the old trusty pair of centre-backs for Everton.
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