Jamie Redknapp shares what has surprised him about Liverpool

Jamie Redknapp

Liverpool are doing well under Jurgen Klopp at the moment.

Jamie Redknapp has revealed in The Daily Mail what has surprised him about Liverpool this season.

The Merseyside outfit have scored as many as 14 goals from outside the opposition’s penalty box in the Premier League so far this campaign - more than any other team.

Former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp has admitted that he did not expect the Reds to find the net so many times from distance now that midfielder Steve Gerrard is no longer at Anfield.

“I was surprised to see Liverpool have scored the most goals from outside the box this season... especially now Steven Gerrard has gone!” the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder wrote in The Daily Mail.

“Adam Lallana's strike against Newcastle was Liverpool's 14th from outside the area and the 12th since Jurgen Klopp took over. They only managed eight last season and it shows they are now playing with real confidence.

“When I was at Anfield, shooting from distance was always encouraged and fans love to see long-range goals. It's no guarantee of success, though, as league leaders Leicester have scored just twice from outside the box!”

It is indeed a surprise, but it suggests that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp does encourage players to shoot from distance.

Of course, the players need to understand the right moment to shoot, but the fact that the Reds have scored 14 goals from distance is proof that they know what they are doing.

The Merseyside outfit are seventh in the Premier League table at the moment with 55 points from 34 matches, nine points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with a game in hand.

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