Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side are very easy on the eye going forwards but their defensive frailties are still holding them back.
It’s why the club’s fans are excited about reports from the Mirror that Liverpool have been given the green light to pursue a £70 million move for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk in January.
The Reds have conceded 17 goals this season, more than 19th-placed Swansea and West Brom and Bournemouth, who both sit just above the drop zone.
But the attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino keeps fans flocking to Anfield and it’s not hard to see why.
Liverpool’s attackers are unstoppable at their fluent best, as Arsenal, Maribor and West Ham have all found out this season.
There is a growing sense that, once the defence is improved, Klopp’s side could be ready to make a greater push at the top of the Premier League table.
Liverpool fan's account of watching them at Anfield
Yet not all fans are content with what’s happening on Merseyside right now.
Some believe that Klopp has done little to close the gap between Liverpool and the Premier League’s elite, while one fan has penned a lengthy note explaining the sad reality of watching the Reds at Anfield.
‘@TheFamousKop’, whose Twitter name is actually ‘NoLongerTheFamousKopites’, has hit out the fans who ruin the experience by sitting on their phones.
“Following the home game at Maribor sat next to a group of lads whose only interest was to refresh Snapchat and having to physically grab one up when we scored coz he just sat slumped messing on his phone, I’ve decided to call it a day,” the fan writes.
“Although we try and get the atmosphere going, we’re drowned out by silence of the passionless people inside and the voices of stewards telling us to sit down.
“Match days are finished. Gutted.”
The Liverpool supporter finished by vowing to watch matches from the pub, “where there is genuine passion, genuine interest and a genuine atmosphere.”
Read his full statement below.
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