Opposition View: ‘Lack of investment & injuries have derailed Liverpool’s season…’

We caught up with Liverpool fan Daniel McConnellogue ahead of our Premier League clash

Is this the beginning of the end for you and Klopp?

Daniel: The end for Jurgen klopp is never near, unless he believes it’s for the best. As long as Jurgen is at this club, I would rather lose every player in the squad before him, as he is the reason we’ve won all the honours we have as a squad, on this shoe string budget he has had to work with.

Thoughts on Liverpool’s season so far?

Daniel: It’s been tricky at times but we have also had results that have come out of nowhere like our 7-0 victory over United which is one for the history books.

So what hasn’t gone to plan for Liverpool this season?

Daniel: The reason why it hasn’t gone to plan this season for us is down to two reasons. The first being the lack of investment in the squad, especially the midfield, FSG have neglected that area of the pitch as they await the signature of Jude Bellingham, which looks like it may not happen, and as we’ve seen this season, the midfield has suffered and so has the squad. The lack of investment can also be seen at right back as Trent hasn’t been himself. The second reason being the injury list, which has been long all season. With the likes of Thiago, Diaz, Jota, Firmino, Konate and van Dijk being on that list. Injuries have been costly.

Currently sitting in eighth, there’s a chance you might not even qualify for Europe. What are your thoughts on that?

Daniel: I believe there’s three teams in the lead that can string winning streaks together and get rhythm behind them in the league, and they are Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City. So ultimately I would not count us out of the top four race even though it will be majorly hard to climb back as Newcastle and Spurs are challenging us. I believe in the boys.

How big of a miss has Sadio Mane been?

Daniel: Sadio Mane has not been that big of a miss this season in my opinion. I believe the real miss has been Luis Diaz as we have not been the same all season long. What you have to remember is that last season, due to injury and the form of Luis Diaz, Mane was playing the false nine where he found form.

Goals haven’t been the issue for Liverpool recently Daniel. You must be happy with beating United 7-0?

Daniel: The game wasn’t expected at all. I had a funny feeling about the game, somehow I was confident with no reason behind it. I had a funny feeling the lads would ultimately turn on, as I knew the crowd would spur them on. Gakpo turned up and got two sublime goals with two exquisite finishes. The Egyptian king topped it off with another two and became Liverpool’s all-time top goal scorer in the Premier League. Darwin did what Darwin does best and scored two. The icing on the cake was Firmino’s goal, one of his last so it was special to see him score.

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