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Three things Jurgen Klopp got right as Liverpool earn crucial win against Luton

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Liverpool came back from behind to secure a crucial win against Luton Town that put Jurgen Klopp’s side four points ahead of Manchester City…

Liverpool claimed a difficult three points at home to Luton Town despite having only 13 outfield players fit.

The 4-1 victory was perhaps a little tougher than expected after the Reds went 1-0 down 12 minutes in when Chiedozie Ogbene headed home. The 26-year-old winger was unmarked at the back post to put the Hatters in front after Tahith Chong’s strike went through the legs of Caoimhin Kelleher, leaving the Irishman free to open the scoring.

The Liverpool faithful began getting more and more restless, and their barrage of groans after an overhit pass from Harvey Elliott had Jurgen Klopp raging at the Reds fans from the Main Stand.

However, come the second half, the Liverpool boss must have given a rousing team-talk in the dressing room at half-time as his players connected to level the scoring when an Alexis Mac Allister corner was met by a bullet header from Virgil van Dijk.

The skipper’s compatriot Cody Gakpo was next on the scoresheet after Mac Allister turned provider again just two minutes later. It was then Luis Diaz who sealed the deal with a left-footed finish to claim the huge three points. Elliott then added a fourth late on. Daily Star Sport takes a look what Jurgen Klopp did right to continue their reign atop of the Premier League.

The Liverpool boss hasn’t been afraid to call out the Liverpool supporters when there’s been a lack of noise at Anfield when the team desperately needs it.

He did it once again when the negative groans from fans began pouring out after each failed chance against Luton. Klopp turned around and raged at them to support the team in what is a difficult moment for the club with the sheer amount of injuries the squad are nursing.

The Liverpool fans came out with a more positive spirit in the second half, which no doubt contributed to the four goals scored and the three points that came with it.

Was this the biggest win of Liverpool’s season so far? Give us your thoughts in the comments section below

Playing Alexis Mac Allister as an 8

The Argentine has played much of his debut season at Liverpool in the unfamiliar position of a defensive midfielder. The 25-year-old is adept as an 8 and even a 10, so playing much deeper than he’s used to was a decision that fans certainly didn’t agree with.

However, with Wataru Endo finally getting to grips with the pace of the Premier League, as well as the unfortunate injuries to Dominick Szoboszlai and Curtis Jones, the opportunity to play Mac Allister in his natural position opened up. He’s starred there ever since.

He claimed two assists in the 4-1 win over Luton as his calmness on the ball and willingness to always look forward has been the missing link in Liverpool’s midfield for years.

The trust in Conor Bradley

The emergence of Conor Bradley has been nothing short of spectacular.

In just two months, the Northern Ireland international has become a staple in Liverpool’s squad as his importance continues to grow every single week. The right-back started again on Wednesday night as his performance – at both ends of the pitch – was marvelled at by fans.

He was taken off with Liverpool up 2-1, suggesting that he’s set for a starting spot in the EFL Cup final against Chelsea. It’s one he’ll certainly have earned thanks to his unbelievable performances this year.

 

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