Liverpool defeats good for Jurgen Klopp, according to David James

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The Reds have been inconsistent at best since the German took charge in October.

Speaking to TalkSport, former Liverpool goalkeeper David James has claimed that the Reds' inconsistent form is actually a good thing for manager Jurgen Klopp.

The German replaced Brendan Rodgers at Anfield at the beginning of October to much fanfare, but has so far seen his side dogged by inconsistency.

There have been several impressive displays, with big wins over Chelsea and Manchester City as well as the demolition of Southampton in the Capital One Cup.

However, disappointing displays against the likes of Crystal Palace, West Brom and Watford then followed those to temper expectations.

James however, insists that the defeats are a positive thing for Klopp, as it will allow him more time to install his strategy at the club.

I like what Jurgen is doing, he has brought a new lease of life to Liverpool,” he told TalkSport.

“Fortunately he hasn’t come in and won eight out of eight and everyone is saying he’s the new Messiah but waiting for the first defeat to pull the rug out from under his feet.”

“I think the process he’s trying to install to improve that side will go a lot longer because of the fluctuation in results.”

If Klopp is to start turning things around at Anfield, he will surely be thinking about bringing in a striker he can rely on.

Daniel Sturridge has once more failed to maintain his fitness this season, while Christian Benteke is yet to prove himself after his big money move from Aston Villa.

Divock Origi has shown flashes of his abilities, but he is very much a work in progress given his age, making a new striker something of a priority at Anfield.

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