Mark Lawrenson: What Liverpool FC need to improve under Jurgen Klopp

The Liverpool FC legend believes the Reds need a Plan B next season

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Mark Lawrenson has urged Liverpool FC to come up with a Plan B.

The Reds have made significant progress under German head coach Jurgen Klopp in his second full season in charge at the Anfield outfit.

Liverpool FC reached the Champions League semi-finals courtesy of 34 goals in the previous rounds to sit at the top of the competition’s goal-scoring charts.

The Reds eased to a commanding 3-0 win over Manchester City in the quarter-final at Anfield before Liverpool FC were 5-2 winners against AS Roma in the last four.

However, Klopp’s men struggled to break down Everton and West Bromwich Albion in successive stalemates in the Premier League to lose ground on Manchester United.

Liverpool FC have lacked an alternative plan when their opponents have sat deep given the Reds rely upon Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

Former Reds defender Lawrenson has urged Klopp to concoct a Plan B to help Liverpool FC find another way to win.

“This Liverpool side have only got a Plan A,” Lawrenson told Paddy Power.

“If that doesn’t work, they just restart Plan A, because they can’t play any other way. They’re not a team that sits back, because the best part of the side is the front three players.

“And why would you ask those three to sit in and make it difficult for your opponents? Why wouldn’t you say “come on, let’s go out and attack”? Because that’s what frightens every opponent when they play Liverpool.”

Liverpool FC have never won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

The Reds signed Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk in a £75m deal from Southampton in the January transfer window.

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