Collymore: Klopp has been a ‘super manager’

It’s been a strong season so far for Liverpool who, without the distractions of midweek European football, have enjoyed a great opening to their campaign in the Premier League – excluding the slip against Burnley.

Having beaten title rivals Arsenal and Chelsea already, Jurgen Klopp’s side are one of three teams level at the top of the table heading into November with 23 points and there is a growing belief that this could finally be the year the Reds end their long wait for a league title.

And one former Liverpool man is impressed with the displays he has seen from his old club this term, with Stan Collymore, writing in his Boyle Sports column, saying that Klopp has been a ‘super manager’ this season.

“A fantastic start for the Reds, Klopp has been the ‘super manager’ who’s delivered a team so far in his own image.

“Positives are a super charged camp; Lallana and Henderson stepping up to the plate when many, me included, doubted them. And also a lack of European football. Negatives are a flaky defensive unit.”

However, the outspoken pundit did raise his concerns regarding the depth of the squad but rated Liverpool’s start to the season as 8/10 – a better rating than he issued Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Everton and Manchester United.

Liverpool now face a huge run of fixtures in November which sees them tackle Watford, Southampton and Sunderland – all games the Reds will be expected to win – before hosting Leeds United in the EFL Cup quarter-finals.