Liverpool secured their first Premier League victory under Jurgen Klopp by defeating Chelsea on Saturday, and Clive Allen told talkSPORT that he was impressed with how the Reds performed for the entire fixture.
Allen said: “They showed a confidence which the manager is starting to instil in them. I saw their game with Spurs, and the way they started that game there was a real intensity to their performance. And they now look to be coming into their strengths [for the entire game], and this is what Jurgen Klopp will want.”
So far under Klopp, performances have shown potential without ever really seeing through a full 90 minutes, as the German boss worked his management style on the training ground.
It was always going to take time for Klopp to have a full impact, but Allen believes the victory over Chelsea was the first time that Liverpool have performed across an entire 90 minute game up to the level required of them.
They were aided by a very poor Chelsea side, but the Merseyside club certainly looked a far improved side from the performances seen towards the end of Brendan Rodgers’ reign.
It was always going to take time for Liverpool to change and develop as a side under Klopp, and now it starts to look as if the German boss is having a positive impact at Anfield.