John Barnes: Why Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been inconsistent
John Barnes believes Liverpool will be much more consistent under Jurgen Klopp next season after the summer
John Barnes believes Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side will be a much more consistent next season.
The Reds were emphatic 6-0 winners against struggling Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge, Emre Can, James Milner, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and Kolo Toure.
Liverpool have won seven of their 18 Premier League games under the former Borussia Dortmund manager, who replaced Brendan Rodgers at Anfield in October.
Former Reds captain Barnes believes Klopp hasn’t had much time to implement his ideas on the training ground which has resulted in a series of inconsistent performances from the five-time European champions.
“Liverpool are inconsistent because I don’t think that Jurgen has had time to implement his own strategy with his own players so it’s difficult to show any level of consistency,” Barnes is quoted as saying by Liverpool Echo.
“But I think that as you saw against Aston Villa, against Chelsea away and Man City away, it is happening but there are inconsistencies too.
“When next season comes and Jurgen has had a good pre-season to get his ideas and strategy across and get in his own players then we can see a much more consistent Liverpool.”
Liverpool are in eighth place in the Premier League table but nine points behind fourth-placed Manchester City in the race to secure a place in next season’s Champions League competition.
The Reds have made the trip to Germany ahead of the first leg of their Europa League last-32 clash against Augsburg on Thursday night.
Liverpool face Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley in their next domestic game on Sunday 28 February.