Five reasons why November could be a perfect month for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp has made a promising start at Liverpool, but all the signs point towards November being an even better month for the German.

Welcoming back key players from injury

Upon arriving at Anfield, former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp inherited a very talented squad of players, but one hamstrung by a series of injuries.

However, the month of November will see him welcome back key players such as club captain Jordan Henderson, who has not featured since the club's 1-0 victory against Bournemouth at the beginning of the season, as well as Daniel Sturridge, who has been on the periphery throughout this season and much of the last. Sturridge has missed the last month with a knee injury, and is now expected back after the next international break.

International break will help Liverpool

Usually top-flight managers despise international breaks and all the potential pitfalls they can bring, but Klopp will likely be rubbing his hands in glee with the 13 days he will have without a match after the club's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Anfield.

The break will be the first real chance Klopp has to take a breath and take stock of the players he has around him. The German has endured a hectic period of five games in just 14 days since taking over - and is impressively yet to taste defeat with his new club - and he will relish the opportunity to finally be able to relay some of his ideas and his philosophy in a more considered fashion.

Two European fixtures

Klopp, of course, has a fantastic record in European competition, and a large part of his remit at Liverpool is to improve the club's recent performances on the continent.

His first game against Russian outfit Rubin perhaps came too soon for him to make an impression, but the return leg in Russia, coming after that potentially tide-turning away win at Chelsea, could be a different prospect altogether. Win there, and then win at home to Bordeaux, and Liverpool could have Europa League progression wrapped up before the month is out, allowing them to focus all of their resources on their Premier League duties during the busy festive period.

Manchester City match is at the right time

Playing Manchester City at the Etihad is arguably the hardest fixture the Premier League calendar has to offer. But for Liverpool, it has come at the perfect time.

After the international break, with Henderson and Sturridge back in the team and with Klopp having had more time on the training field with his players, Liverpool will be quietly optimistic of taking something from the game.

City have blown hot and cold this season but a win here for Liverpool would galvanise their season and close the gap between the club and the very top teams.

David Wagner looks set to join

November also looks to be the month in which David Wagner, the former coach of Borussia Dortmund's U23 team who has very recently left his position, joins his old manager on Merseyside.

Klopp has a proven track record with developing young players and, in the not too distant future, Liverpool may look back on Wagner's arrival in the month of November as a crucial turning point in their recent fortunes. His arrival also surely foreshadows the January transfer window, in which the club are expected to strengthen. The prospect of working with a manager of Klopp's pedigree will no doubt excite cultured players the world over.

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