Thursday 21 September 2017

'Something’s got to change' - Dietmar Hamann in stinging attack on Klopp's tactics

Jurgen Klopp's tactics have been criticised by Didi Hamann
Jurgen Klopp's tactics have been criticised by Didi Hamann
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has hit out at the tactics of Reds manager Jurgen Klopp and accused his fellow German of producing a ‘one dimensional’ team.

Writing in his latest Paddy Power blog, Hamann ripped into Liverpool’s tactical set-up, after their hopes of securing a top four finish in this season’s Premier League suffered a major blow after their 3-1 defeat at Leicester on Monday night.

Now Hamann has suggested Klopp needs to add extra dimensions to his Liverpool team, as he offered up this cutting critique.

“At this moment in time, Liverpool under Klopp are one-dimensional, that’s why they find it hard to win when things aren’t going their way,” stated the former midfielder who won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005.

“At this moment in time, Liverpool under Klopp are one-dimensional, that’s why they find it hard to win when things aren’t going their way.

“You need to be winning against clubs like Leicester on a regular basis.

“Something’s got to change, because if they carry on like this things will get a lot worse.

“Ultimately that comes down to the manager to change, but he must be getting to the end of his tether with some of these players.

“The physicality and intensity is much higher in England than anywhere Jurgen Klopp has been before. You cannot outrun teams in the Premier League, full stop.

“That’s something the players and the manager have to learn, because they can only play one way. You need to be flexible, variable and overall you must have two or three answers to the questions teams in this league will ask of you.”

“Klopp’s backed them at every opportunity, but after his post-game interview Jurgen now sees that some of them are simply not good enough.”

Hamann also made reference to the report suggesting some Liverpool players are ‘depressed’ by Klopp’s early evening training sessions as he added: “As for rumours about players being upset with some of Klopp’s training regime, I’m not big into these modern methods. Personally, I wouldn’t have liked training in the evening either.”

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