Martin Keown explains why Liverpool FC fans should be very optimistic

Martin Keown believes that Jurgen Klopp has shown a "pragmatic" side at Liverpool FC in recent weeks

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Martin Keown believes that Jurgen Klopp has shown a “pragmatic” side at Liverpool FC in recent weeks.

The Reds have been earning large amounts of praise for their recent strong performances and they were particularly impressive as they sealed a 5-1 aggregate victory over Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals.

The Merseyside outfit have earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s most devastating attacking sides in recent months and their free-flowing football has been earning them lots of new admirers.

Liverpool FC will now be aiming to win the Champions League and finish in the top four in what could very well end up as a very successful second full campaign at the club for Klopp.

And former Arsenal defender Keown feels that Klopp deserves special praise for the way he has gone about his management tactics in recent months.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Keown said: “Sandwiched in between those two [Champions League] legs was the Merseyside derby, and Klopp did really well to rotate his squad, remove the emotion from the game, but still get a result.

“There’s been a pragmatic side to Klopp in the past few months that we’ve not seen before. That bodes well for their future.”

Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Bournemouth in front of their home fans at Anfield.

The Reds are currently in third place in the Premier League table as they look to try and seal their spot in the Champions League for next season.

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