Analysing Jurgen Klopp's substitutions

Analysing Jurgen Klopp's substitutions

Jurgen Klopp has made some gamechanging substitutions in crucial fixtures recently. Most notably, of course, there was the daring triple sub against Inter Milan at the San Siro. Off went Harvey Elliott, Sadio Mane and, surprisingly, Fabinho and on came Naby Keita, Luis Diaz and Jordan Henderson. The subsequent improvement in the Reds' display was stark, and they scored twice in 15 tie-clinching minutes at the end of the game. Then, against Arsenal, he sent on Roberto Firmino in place …
Jurgen Klopp and Five Substitutions

Jurgen Klopp and Five Substitutions

You know when you’re ordering a takeaway and you add on some last-minute spare ribs or something? They’re a nice little option, but it isn’t the end of the world if you don’t eat them. However, if someone said you can’t order them as you don’t eat them all, you’d be annoyed, I reckon. Well, I would anyway.  Anyway, that is how I think Jurgen Klopp views the five substitute situation. Just because he wants the option doesn’t mean he …
Jurgen Klopp's Substitution Strategy Stunts Progress

Jurgen Klopp's Substitution Strategy Stunts Progress

How quickly things change in the football world. In the week prior to Arsenal, we had put up 8 goals and stats were being passed around illustrating that Liverpool was scoring more, and defending far better.   Even the most nervous of Liverpool supporters were high-fiving each other and were generally excited about where we were headed. A very strange match ensued at the Emirates where everyone was outraged at Fabinho, who had been the hero days earlier.  The Henderson …