Thierry Henry warns Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool could run out of steam in title race
The former Arsenal striker ponders whether Liverpool will be able to maintain their high-energy brand of football
Thierry Henry has hinted that Liverpool could struggle to maintain their brand of football until the end of the title race.
The Reds played out a 1-1 draw with bitter rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon after Zlatan Ibrahimovic cancelled out James Milner’s first-half penalty.
Liverpool collectively ran 12 kilometres more than their opponents during the tense Premier League clash as Jurgen Klopp’s side ended Manchester United’s run of nine successive victories in all competitions.
The 18-time English champions are in third place in the Premier League table and seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea after Antonio Conte’s side were 3-0 winners against Leicester City.
Speaking to Sky Sports after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday afternoon, ex-Arsenal striker Henry spoke about his concerns for Klopp’s Reds side.
“Liverpool always want to play at 100mph. At times, you need to keep the ball and make them run,” Henry told Sky Sports.
“Eventually, you’re going to find an opening. Let’s see if they’re going to carry on playing the same way. They looked a bit tired recently. Having said that, they did great. It’s about game management which sometimes they don’t have.”
Liverpool will host struggling Swansea City at Anfield in the Premier League next Saturday before the visit of the current leaders Chelsea on the red half of Merseyside on 31 January.