Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans feels that the Reds put in a hard-working performance against Tottenham Hotspur but lacked a little bit of flair, stating on social networking site Twitter that Jurgen Klopp needs time.
Klopp was making his managerial debut in charge of the Reds and they didn’t disappoint, flying out of the traps and really pressing Tottenham as they seeked an early goal.
After an entertaining opening 30 minutes, however, the energy levels soon started to dip and a lack of creativity was really evident as Jurgen Klopp’s men struggled to breach Spurs’ backline.
Indeed, writing on Twitter after the match, Evans picked up on his former side’s lack of inventiveness in the final third and pleaded with supporters to give Klopp time as he doesn’t envisage a quick change.
Hard working performance clean sheet but lacked a little bit of flare. Things won't change quickly let's give Jurgen the time he needs— ROY EVANS (@Roy_Evo) octubre 17, 2015
Lack of creativity
While there was an evident lack of creativity from Liverpool’s perspective during the second period, there are a number of factors to take into consideration before labelling it a potential worry.
Spurs boast the best defensive record in the league, while the absence of players such as Roberto Firmino, Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge hardly helped the Reds’ cause.
Scoring first was always vital for Klopp’s Dortmund sides in years gone by, as the space to really push on the counter is exactly what they prey on in order to utilise the talents of their pacey forwards.
Conceding first, however, causes a problem if teams are then content with sitting deep.
Klopp will need time to really drill his ideas in to his players, and he deserves to have at least a few transfer windows in order to make the necessary changes if and when he needs to.