Niall Quinn: This is what Liverpool must learn under Jurgen Klopp
Niall Quinn wants Liverpool to improve their game management
Liverpool must improve their game management after Sunday’s 4-3 victory over Arsenal in their Premier League opener, according to Niall Quinn.
The Gunners eased into a 1-0 lead thanks to Theo Walcott’s clinical finish after the England international had earlier seen Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet save a penalty.
However, Brazil international Philippe Coutinho levelled on the stroke of half-time before Coutinho scored a second after the break sandwiched between goals from Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane.
But Liverpool failed to see out the game without conceding another goal as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain netted what appeared to be a consolation goal before Calum Chambers’s header ensured a nervy finish.
While Quinn was impressed with Liverpool’s victory over their top-four rivals, the ex-Arsenal striker believes Klopp still needs to work on his side’s game management if the Reds are going to have a successful season.
“This new Liverpool must learn to manage a game from a winning position,” Quinn told Sky Sports.
“Their predecessors in red were masters of that art. For now, though, they play exciting football and this probably won’t be the last time was them involved in a 4-3 this season. If they keep progressing, the Anfield faithful will be very happy.”
Liverpool finished in eighth place in the Premier League table under Klopp last season after the German replaced Brendan Rodgers in October.
The Reds haven’t won the English top-flight crown since 1990.