Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool still have to develop

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Speaking ahead of the Merseyside derby against Everton, Klopp was asked if a disconnect has developed this term between a more conservative approach in midfield, and Liverpool's previously unstoppable frontline.

The second half showed a marked improvement on the first, but still the Reds fell short and, in truth, rarely threatened Gigi Buffon's goal.

Jürgen Klopp has robustly defended Liverpool's midfield and insisted that it has not become a weak link.

It has worked in the past, but there have always been fingers pointed at the lack of spark, zest and creativity that is apparent when they play together.

"The manager sets up to try to win the game, no matter who we've played this season, and that'll be no different I'm sure on Sunday". How can I know what people make of that?

"We are here to build something, to prepare our club and players to compete in every match, every time against these sides and not just on one day where you can have one good day".

The 2017/18 finalists now need to beat Napoli at Anfield on December 11th by either 1-0 or a clear two-goal margin in order to progress to the knockout stages of the competition. I'm a defender and it's down to the team.

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This is why it would make flawless sense for Liverpool to return to Klopp's self-coined "heavy metal" football that earned his side so many plaudits last season.

Dejan Lovren has been getting a run of games in the middle of defence recently but I think Gomez could move-in alongside Virgil van Dijk with the Croatian global dropping to the bench.

"When you play in the big games, it's a very good thing for you as a player". Let's go out and fight for each yard, that's the plan.

"It's then in the referee's hands to give fouls if he thinks it is a foul".

When Liverpool did start running at PSG and looking to drive forward at pace, the French champions looked scared and far from comfortable when Liverpool were simply playing it patiently. "It's not the last match of the season".

"Liverpool are hanging on in there, and they have just got to stay really close [to Man City]", Neville told Sky Sports.

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