Jurgen Klopp feels Liverpool’s success last season explains their slow start

Liverpool flirted with a potential quadruple last season, resulting in a fatigue-inducing 63-game campaign.
Jurgen Klopp pointed to Liverpool’s hectic schedule over the past 12 months as one reason for his team’s struggles this season.

Liverpool played 63 games in the 2021-22 season, as they enjoyed great success in the Champions League, EFL Cup and FA Cup and have struggled with various injuries ever since.

Currently seventh in the Premier League table with eight wins from 17 games, the Reds are seven points out of the top four and in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification for the first time since finishing eighth in 2015-16. station.

Klopp told the media on Friday that many of Liverpool’s problems could be attributed to “bad luck”.

“Does anyone know how the last 63 game season could affect this season?” he said. “I don’t think anyone can know. It had to be, we can say that right now.”

“We had a vacation, not much, we played here and all the guys looked good. Then it started with Diogo [Jota] coming back from international duty and getting injured and then boom, boom, boom.

“Luis [Diaz] twice, Darwin [Núñez] suspended and now injured. At the beginning of the season there were no midfielders available, so we brought in Arthur [Melo] and then he got injured. There is a lot of bad luck.

He added: “We were in a super positive frame of mind, we could have won everything and then all of a sudden we didn’t win everything. Just because we’re Liverpool doesn’t mean we can’t have problems.”

“When you are at Liverpool and the distance to the UEFA Champions League is getting closer, you feel that you are at the bottom of the table, but thank God we are not. We have many games and players to return to”.

Liverpool will look to start their march up the table away to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

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