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Key Decisions By Klopp Were Vital For 3-1 Win Over Burnley

After going behind to Burnley it looked like Liverpool were once again going to lose to a team they should comfortably beat. Losing to lower opposition is the biggest thing has held the team back since their last league title, but this time around Klopp was determined not to let it happen again.


The win proves to the rest of the top clubs that Liverpool are serious title contenders this campaign but even though they are now only two points off the top, Manchester City are looking formidable this season and will be hard to overtake for the title.


After going down a goal in the 54th minute to a Jack Cork goal, the manager had it all to do in order to turn things around. James Milner was able to pull one back and thanks to key substitute decisions made by Klopp, the team was able to win comfortably in the end. He brought on both Mohamed Salah (who bagged an assist) and Roberto Firmino (who scored with his first touch) as the Reds stretched their unbeaten run to 15 games.


After the result, new UK betting sites have slashed the odds of them winning the EPL title and Klopp's men are second behind favourites Manchester City to achieve it.


Since arriving at Liverpool Klopp has managed to put his stamp on the team and they are now playing in his image with a high press game. He has turned an average team into one of the best in Liverpool's history if you look at the stats. So far his team has the highest points total for any Liverpool team with 39 points from 15 matches. Previous to that the highest was 38 points which you have to go all the way back to 1990/91, 1978/79 and 1904/05 campaigns.


One of the key decisions made by Klopp was to bring back into the team Naby Keita who was rested for the Sunday game against Everton which the Reds won 1-0. The manager was greatly rewarded for this as the Guinean control the midfield and his box to box running caused problems for Burnley all night.


He completed the whole 90 minutes and had the most impressive stats for both teams. He managed to gain possession back 10 times along with 6 shots with 4 on target. On top of this, he was able to have a passing accuracy rate of 93.2% which was the best on the night.


Since arriving at Anfield Klopp has put a lot of trust in James Milner and so far he has not let the manager down. Even at 32 years old the former England man is able to have a huge impact on the game and thanks to his fantastic placed shot in the 62 minutes the Reds were able to get the momentum they needed to go on and win.


When Milner scores the team always goes on to win with the player having an unbelievable record of his team not losing in 50 games that he has scored in which is the best in the EPL.


All of the substitutions that Klopp made paid off big time with them all been involved in the goals. Salah who was left on the substitute bench for the start of the match was impressive when coming on as he provided 3 goal scoring chance and the Shaqiri assist in the 30 minutes of game time he played.


If Liverpool can keep up this type of form until the end of the season they will have a chance to pip Manchester City to the title. Klopp will have to keep on making vital decisions that will need to pay off, but if anyone can do it the charismatic German manager can.

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