Klopp Warns Complacent Players They'll Be Dropped

Editor’s Column Trying to understand how Joel Matip cost Liverpool nothing while title rivals burnt £144m on CBs

Liverpool are riding high on the wave of their success this season, but manager Jurgen Klopp has issued a warning to his players to not get complacent.

It's hard to believe Klopp would even consider any bids for Sturridge in the January window after Danny Ings is suspected to be out for the entire season and Sadio Mane to travel for the AFCON, Sturridge is still to play a big part in Liverpool's title challenge. Both can play, neither are scared of a battle and at 25 and 26 respectively, they're about to enter their primes.

In Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, and Sadio Mane, Klopp possesses the deadliest front three in the league, and he'll be hoping that they get back to goal-scoring ways when they take on struggling Sunderland on Saturday. Sturridge has also had his say and has stated that he is more effective when he is played in his natural position of a central forward. He (Klopp) is teaching us to press when we don't have the ball and keeping that pressure up. We will not underestimate them, 100 percent not.

Lallana missed out on that trip to face his former club at St Mary's with a groin injury sustained while on worldwide duty with England and the 28-year-old is still struggling with the problem. If one person in the stadium underestimates them it would be the first mistake we could make.

Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has explained Jurgen Klopp's involvement in the design of the new "world-class" facilities at Anfield.

The Wearsiders, who have not recorded a hat-trick of top-flight victories for two and a half years, are trying to climb out of the drop zone for the first time since mid-September. The German tactician went on to insist that he trusts his players not to fall into that trap, but it remains to be seen how... We can't afford to have a losing mindset.

"You need backup if you're going to have a serious go at the top four and possibly the league", Aldridge told The Liverpool Echo.

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