The level of relaxation Liverpool have attained this season is very close to reaching it stratosphere. The players are enjoying life, quite well. No struggles, no worries, it has been a smooth ride all through.
Devastating days are gone for the Reds, no one would have thought that, once upon a time, the Reds were as good as Southampton. That is definitely not a good comparison for a club like Liverpool.
The vulnerability of Liverpool’s defense is so ridiculous, back then. During the 2017/2018 season, the Reds conceded 16 goals in 10 Premier League games, Absolutely indefensible.
Liverpool are a very good side when it comes to conceding goals, they can score five and concede four. In truth, the defense line was deservedly like that, with the quality of personnel they were parading.
At some point during Brendan Rodgers era, it was Aly Cissokho the former Valencia defender, including Alberto Moreno who was like a thunderbolt, due to his desire to bump forward, but his recovery rate were awful. Dejan Lovren, still part of the team now though, but you will agree with me that, Lovren have caused some damage to the team, missing the final spot kick in a Europa League game against besiktas, conceding awkward won goals.
One moment that, the Reds will not forget so soon, was that dramatic end to the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final clash between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund, where the Reds had to come from 3-1 down to win the game 4-3, Dejan Lovren headed the winner.
The introduction of the German tactician, took a the team to a different dimension, with same characteristics. In sense that, we noticed that change in the team, the players attained a different degree of confidence, despite all this, it was the same results we saw seen, as Liverpool drew their first three games under Jurgen Klopp.
The aforesaid, former Borussia Dortmund coach, did not rush to buy big players into the team. Instead he made the integration a gradual process. When Jurgen Klopp noticed that, he needs one or two defensive big-name fix, he went for Allison and Virgil Van dijk. That was where the turnaround started. Anfield was turned into a fortress, the narratives changed. The vivid vulnerability in the Liverpool’s defense was turned into incredibility by the German.
Just like a biblical verse, ‘For old things have passed away and all things have become new’, that is how it is for The Reds now, terrible days have been forgotten so fast.
With Premier League to resume on the 17th of June, it is looking increasingly likely Liverpool will crown the league after two games. Deservedly, they have waited over 30 years for this, and now is the time.