Klopp on the Kop. It had such a good ring to it. Think Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.
Brendan Rodgers had taken the team so close, but this season the motor died out and it was time for a new fresh face.
Klopp came in and brought with him emotion, tenacity and a vibrant atmosphere to the touchline and to the fans. Yet it seems that tis is reflected in Liverpool's play every so often and the more the season goes on it is becoming less and less frequent.
After last nights loss, a disheartening thing to say as a Liverpool fan, is that the other team deserved it. We know what is right and from the off the team were not at the races and this seems to be a key indicator of how the game will go. If we start well, we may win; if we dont start well, we will definitely lose.
Too many people are absolving Klopp of responsibility and blaming Rodgers for his transfer dealings. However, this is Klopp putting out the team, putting a unfit Henderson on the right and persisting with the false 9 of Roberto Firmino, who is and is not a striker. Klopp also has decided that our £32.5 million striker, Christian Benteke should make do with a place on the bench and is a Plan B. Why not put two up front? £60 million on two strikers and they cannot play together. Three central midfielders at Liverpool always seem to struggle against two anywhere else.
Injuries have not helped, but a manager who has chosen a team that constantly fails to perform and deliver and changes which do not reflect what is needed in a game are frustrating. The loss of Coutinho has amplified the absence of Sturridge and the creativity and killer instinct we lack is painstakingly obvious. Over twenty games played this season and the goal difference is negative - that is not good and is a clear indication of our problems.
Liverpool have become a mid table team and it hurts, especially when you see the rise of Tottenham and even West Ham. A cup win i believe is more important than fourth place, but when a team does not seem to care or show much effort or desire than that hurts more.
Klopp needs to step up and soon. The League Cup is our chance for glory and this day and age people will not wait too long.