Jurgen Klopp really is the normal one after all

05 January 2016 09:56

The charismatic German joined Liverpool with quite the reputation having once led Borussia Dortmund to consecutive Bundesliga titles and narrowly missed out on the Champions League crown. It then came as a bit of a surprise when in his first press conference at Anfield he insisted he was nothing special and would prefer to be called the 'Normal One' if he was to be accorded a title.

Headlines were written, comparisons were made and the ultimate conclusion was that he was being humble. Liverpool fans were excited almost beyond measure, their Messiah had come, a tactical genius who seemed destined to deliver the Premier League title and other accolades. However, Liverpool Football Club have not been nearly as good as was expected by most of the Kop faithful.

At one point. Klopp had a worse points per game ratio than that which got Brendan Rodgers sacked in the first place. Some may point to wins away at Manchester City, Chelsea and Southampton and yet there are equally disappointing if not worse results like a 3-0 defeat to Watford defeat at the hands of struggling Newcastle and most recently an awful performance at West Ham United. The Reds currently lie in 8th position desperately struggling for goals in a season where winning the title is easiest considering the traditional giants seem to be a bit off the pace.

It may be a tad unfair to judge a man after so few games but as it is, the man from the Black Forest has not delivered anything other than normal or slightly less depending on what passes as acceptable in what is the most unpredictable season ever.

Source: DSG