Jurgen Klopp’s first game in charge of Liverpool was something of a damp squib. Tottenham played their usual 4-2-3-1 pressing game, and were matched up against Liverpool’s new 4-2-3-1 pressing game. The unstoppable force met the immovable object, the pressers met the pressers and there was stalemate.
It was a boring game when were expecting full-throttle game. It was a damp game without too many chances when we were expecting full-on commitment, pressing, counter attacks. We were expecting pure Premier League pantomime, and we got something that was more akin to bed-time theatre, something to relax you after your stressful week.
But on the plus side, we have a Liverpool who are a work in progress with a lot of players out. Klopp is going to take a few more weeks to get his ideas across to the players, and he’s going to have to wait even longer to get some of his first teamers back – with Sturridge, Benteke, Ings and Henderson all out, a draw away to Spurs wasn’t a terrible result.
Here’s the best of social media from the first day of the Jurgen Klopp era!
Mignolet today… pic.twitter.com/oPnYX0seVU
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) October 17, 2015
A new manager and a new style of play, but a new top performance from Simon Mignolet. Surprised? I was!
— BuzzFeed Football (@BuzzFeedUKFB) October 17, 2015
Gegenpressing from Liverpool, gegenpressing from Spurs – probably the most tiring game in the Premier League. We were all drifting off to sleep anyway.
BT Sport's commentary is more palatable if you imagine Glenn Hoddle and Michael Owen are two heads on the one body.
— The Banter Narrative (@banternarrative) October 17, 2015
Irked by the commentary? Here’s how you can make it seem so much better!
— Jay (@Jay_78_) October 17, 2015
Some wunderbar banners at Anfield
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) October 17, 2015
I feel like we watched more of Jurgen Klopp’s face than goalmouth action today