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The key issues that Jurgen Klopp needs to correct and why Liverpool must be bold in a pivotal week for the club

John Aldridge


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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Andrew Robertson look dejected at the end of Saturday's defeat to Watford

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Andrew Robertson look dejected at the end of Saturday's defeat to Watford

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Andrew Robertson look dejected at the end of Saturday's defeat to Watford

We should not have been surprised by Liverpool’s first Premier League defeat of the season at Watford on Saturday because a stumble has been coming for a few weeks.

The manner of the 3-0 defeat against relegation strugglers Watford was concerning, but we have seen since the turn of the year that the momentum has been slipping away from Jurgen Klopp's team.

They were magnificent in their 4-0 win at Leicester over the Christmas period and yet they have not managed to reach those heights since for whatever reason.