Merson picks out two decisions that show Klopp is ‘panicking’

Date published: Wednesday 6th March 2019 9:26

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Paul Merson thinks that Jurgen Klopp’s substitutions in Liverpool’s goalless Merseyside derby draw with Everton show he is “panicking”.

The Reds have now dropped a point behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League title race with a draw at Goodison Park not good enough to return Klopp‘s men to the top of the table.

10 points from a possible 18 in their last six Premier League matches, which has seen City close the gap on Klopp’s men and now overtake them.

“Jurgen Klopp is panicking,” Merson told Sky Sports. “Getting uptight in his press conference about Manchester City… don’t worry about Man City, just concentrate on what you’re doing.

“Panic is setting in, as shown by his substitutions, bringing on Adam Lallana for Sadio Mane – you’ve got to win that game.

“Everton were never going to win the game – they had settled for a point. James Milner coming on… I like him, but you’ve got to win the game.

“You’ve got Daniel Sturridge and Xherdan Shaqiri on the bench. I’ve been a manager myself and sometimes you sit there after a game and think ‘I shouldn’t have done that’.”

 

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