By 90Min
October 22, 2017

In an interview with Sky Sports via The Sports Review, Thierry Henry has highlighted the main weakness of Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp.

The Arsenal legend believes Liverpool struggle more when Jurgen Klopp’s side are against teams that like to sit back and defend deep:


“Liverpool struggle when a team likes to sit deep. Even more so when it’s Manchester United," stated Henry.

"Since Klopp has arrived, he has a bad record when teams sit deep. That’s why against Manchester United, he has struggled."

Liverpool were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Anfield last weekend, after they failed to create enough clear cut chances, with Jose Mourinho's side sitting deep for much of the game.

Jurgen Klopp's side have already drawn three games and have suffered one defeat in their opening eight Premier League games, meaning they sit at just 13 points in eighth place ahead of their trip to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Reds have conceded 12 times in those first eight games, which has raised concerns about their defence but their attack has also struggled domestically in recent weeks, none more so than against Manchester United.

Despite their inability to score freely domestically, Liverpool were 7-0 winners against Maribor last weekend in the Champions League, which alleviated some concerns about the form of their forwards ahead of the Wembley trip.

The Champions League result puts them at the top of their group at the half way stage, relieving some for the criticism on Jurgen Klopp, however a stronger test will come away at Tottenham today.

Liverpool were 2-0 winners against Tottenham at Anfield in February, in the most recent meeting between the top four rivals, however Mauricio Pochettino's side are in good form as they currently sit third in the Premier League table.

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