The Reds appointed the popular German at the beginning of October and he made quite an impression, charming the media off the field and changing Liverpool’s style on it.
Excellent away victories over Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton ensued – the latter a 6-1 thrashing which sent Klopp’s new side into the League Cup semi-finals.
However, recent disappointing results came to a head on Sunday as Liverpool put in a wretched performance at Vicarage Road, crashing to a 3-0 defeat to in-from Watford.
Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Redknapp stated that he feels that the result typifies the quality available to Klopp in Daniel Sturridge’s absence and illustrates just how much work needs to be done.
“Liverpool were poor at Watford. I think we all got a bit carried away when Jurgen Klopp arrived but this shows there is work to be done,” Redknapp explained.
“Klopp is a top manager but without Daniel Sturridge Liverpool are a different team.”
One of Liverpool’s underlying problems at present is a clear lack of prolificacy in the absence of Sturridge as the Merseysiders do create chances and at times in large supply.
Christian Benteke just hasn’t got going at Anfield and the team’s preference of playing through the middle almost hinders the Belgium international as he thrives off balls into the box.
Defensive solidarity is also an issue at the club and a dilemma for Klopp to solve, but it’s more a case of continuous individual errors rather than a lack of team shape or organisation.
Their defeat at Watford leaves Liverpool five points adrift of the top four – a gap they can easily make up but only on the condition they manage to put a consistent run together.