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Liverpool's league fortunes have hardly changed under Jurgen Klopp.

Big changes on the horizon for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp arrived at Liverpool with the aura of a celebrity and saviour - a man capable of turning Liverpool from a mismanaged and unorganised side into one capable of competing for England's top honours.

At first, signs were positive. Upon the Reds switching back to a more traditional back four, Klopp's famed 'gegenpressing' style of play was clear for all to see as his side achieved clean sheets in his first few games as manager.

In midfield, Emre Can was thriving in his favoured central role, whilst youngsters like Jordan Ibe were given their chance to shine and duly performed.

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However, despite the supposed improvements made, Liverpool continue to languish in mid-table.

Injuries have certainly played their part, whilst poor defending and goalkeeping has resulted in cheap goals conceded and points lost.

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Question marks continue to be raised over goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who signed a new five-year deal recently, whilst centre-backs Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren have also faced criticism for their performances throughout this season.

Even Martin Skrtel, arguably Liverpool's best centre-back, has come in for scrutiny, emphasising the belief that Liverpool's defence has been a weak point throughout this campaign.

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There is a lot to be desired in the Reds' back line, which begs the question: would another big-money transfer solve their problems? Perhaps so, but such a move is unlikely until the summer.

As a result, Liverpool fans cannot hope for too much this season. Klopp is yet to have his say in preparing Liverpool for a new season, suggesting this summer will truly kickstart the German's tenure on Merseyside.

With financial backing, he will be in a position build a team the way he sees fit, selling those who he doesn't regard as good enough and buying players capable of turning around the club's fortunes.

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Klopp will undoudtedly have some big decisions to make between now and next season: should the injury-prone Daniel Sturridge be moved on? Will fringe players like Joe Allen be given more of a chance? Can the eccentric German find a way to bring the best out of Christian Benteke or be forced to sell him on?

Regardless, it's going to be an interesting couple of months for Liverpool fans - expect some big changes.

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