THURSDAY 03 DECEMBER 2015
It’s taken Jurgen Klopp less than two months completely
restore Liverpool’s team dynamic.
Liverpool made Southampton look like a schoolboy side,
thrashing the Saints 6-1 in their Capital One Cup Quarter Final this morning.
Liverpool were merciless from the word go, found the
scoresheet twice in half an hour. Klopp made the decision to start injury prone
striker Daniel Sturridge. The Englishmen didn’t disappoint in his first game
for his new manager, scoring a brace to turn around Liverpools poor start to
As expected, Sturridge was rusty and took time to find his
feet, but proved his ability to be a first class striker. England manager Roy
Hodgson was in attendance for the game, which means Sturridge could possibly be
in the national side sooner than we think.
Divock Origi certainly stole the show today, taking the match
ball home with a hat-trick. Klopp has modified Liverpools side into a more faster,
attacking and ruthless outfit. The German has full trust in his young players,
which is evident through their confidence and willingness to take the game on.
Despite Klopps successful CV, critics even doubted that he
could turn around the Reds season. Liverpool have won their last four games,
scoring 13 goals in the process.
The German manager’s record that already looks dominant:
Liverpool only sit six points from the top. Could they be the dark horse of the
VALENCIA WELCOMES GARY NEVILLE
Gary Neville has been appointed manager of Spanish side
The former United defender is the 29th manager who has
played under Sir Alex Ferguson. Neville will work with his brother and
assistant manager Phill Neville.
Peter Lim, owner of Valencia FC has strong ties with Neville
and his team Salford City FC, which makes this decision less surprising.
Valencia CF president Layhoon Chan said: “We are delighted
to have secured Gary so quickly: “He combines top level coaching experience
through his role as a senior coach with the England national team and a
world-class playing career with England and Manchester United.
“Throughout his career Gary has always shown great
leadership both on and off the pitch. He is hugely respected in English
football and it was his personal qualities which persuaded us that he was the
right choice to lead Valencia until the end of the season.”
SIR ALEX FERGUSON’S REDS WHO BECAME MANAGERS
Viv Anderson, Michael Appleton, Henning Berg, Clayton
Blackmore, Laurent Blanc, Steve Bruce, Chris Casper, Peter Davenport, Simon
Davies, Darren Ferguson, Ryan Giggs, David Healy, Gabriel Heinze, Mark Hughes,
Paul Ince, Andrei Kanchelskis, Roy Keane, Henrik Larsson, Gary Neville, Paul
Parker, Mike Phelan, Bryan Robson, Mark Robins, Teddy Sheringham, Ole Gunnar
Solskjaer, Frank Stapleton, Gordon Strachan, Chris Turner, Neil Webb.
* List excludes players who have been coaches or assistant
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