Shearer explains Klopp’s task of keeping demanding Liverpool fans on his side

A number of Liverpool fans left before the full-time whistle during their defeat to Crystal Palace.

Alan Shearer has written in his column for Coral that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp must develop a team capable of winning in style in order to keep the corporate supporters on his side.

Klopp has made a positive impact since taking over the Anfield reigns from Brendan Rodgers, bring a charismatic approach both in front of the media and on the training ground.

However, results haven’t exactly been outstanding and in spite of an improvement in performances, a number of Liverpool supporters left early during last week’s 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.

Shearer feels that a new breed of corporate fans have been introduced to the game, and in keeping them on side and in their seats until the end, Klopp will need to develop team capable of winning in style.

“Jurgen Klopp was not happy last week that some of the Liverpool fans were leaving before full-time against Palace but he only picked that up because his side were losing,” Shearer wrote in his column for Coral.

“When you consider prices for tickets nowadays in the Premier League, there is a demand to entertain and a lot of the genuine die-hard fans can’t go to the games anymore because they have been priced out of it.

“It is a lot more corporate now and you don’t deliver, they leave. It’s up to the teams to keep them in there.”

Liverpool return to action after the international break with a difficult trip to Manchester City before hosting Bordeaux in the penultimate Europa League group stage encounter.

Klopp has been unlucky with injuries in the opening stages of his tenure at Anfield, though with the players available at his disposal there is still enough there to start climbing the table.

The Reds will take time to adjust to Klopp’s approach of high-pressing and quick football, although patience can often be discarded especially among those more demanding supporters seeking instant results.

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