Klopp Believes Liverpool Are Still Title Challengers Despite Poor Form


The Reds' trip to the Emirates Stadium is believed to be under consideration for a controversial plan from the broadcaster as they navigate the festive period.

I watch his interviews a lot and I have also met him on a couple of occasions.

"As a fan, I am looking forward to watching them in those games because I think they can bounce back".

"He is the in-form player in world football, in terms of goals scored and how he is playing.I've heard he is obsessed and relentless on the training ground".

"But think of all the other people involved and have to go there".

Arsenal's own Supporters' Trust echoed that message in a meeting on Monday, where 99 per cent of members would be opposed to the Christmas Eve match. "Klopp doesn't fancy Sturridge, that's why he doesn't play".

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And finally we have Alex Iwobi's first goal of the season for Arsenal in their 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion, as well as Kevin De Bruyne's thunderbolt that saw Manchester City secure a hugely significant 1-0 win at champions Chelsea on Saturday.

The Reds stuttered through September and in seven matches between the last and current global break they managed just one win despite creating the majority of chances in most games.

Which is no consolation to Klopp. Since Klopp arrived at Anfield, and even prior under Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool have always created more chances than they can take, operating as an attacking force to outscore opposing teams.

"The frustrating thing for Liverpool at the moment is the global break after a couple of games where they feel they should have done better".

That draw means that Liverpool have won just one of their six matches during September, going out of the League Cup in the process.

Repeated injuries have seen the striker unable to keep a consistent spot in the Reds lineup, registering just one goal from five appearances (two being off the bench) in the Premier League this season.