Koeman: Liverpool attack, Arsenal & Utd don’t dare

Date published: Sunday 6th December 2015 4:46

Ronald Koeman has praised Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool for their attacking style, with the Dutchman claiming other top sides are more reserved in their approach.

Klopp has enjoyed an excellent start to life as Liverpool manager, losing just once in his opening 11 games as the Reds have risen up the Premier League table.

Koeman has praised Klopp and his side for their attacking approach, with the Southampton manager adding that other elite sides such as Arsenal, Chelsea and both Manchester clubs adopt a more counter-attacking style.

“What Klopp does right now in football in this country is so refreshing. His approach is really what the Premier League needs,” Koeman said. “Physically and defensively the Premier League is the best in the world, but there are hardly any big teams who are prepared to play proper attacking and entertaining football.

“None of the big clubs dare to play real attacking football. Manchester City don’t do it, Manchester United don’t, Arsenal don’t and Chelsea don’t.

“Their intentions are totally different. They all drop back a bit, they wait for a mistake and then come out to attack. That is not what I call taking initiative. They don’t want to be dominant or attack, despite all the quality they have.

“What Klopp now brings to England will raise the level of football and will make games more attractive for the fans.

“Liverpool could compete with the best clubs now that Klopp has them playing so great,” added Koeman. “They are an exception compared to the biggest clubs in the Premier League.

“I have always admired coaches who have the guts to go forward so much. Klopp is not passive. He does not wait. He wants his team to be the boss on the pitch and go for it.”

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