Sunday Supplement: Liverpool are like a bag of Revels this season
Last Updated: 05/11/17 2:12pm
Despite comfortably seeing off West Ham on Saturday, Liverpool remain like a bag of Revels this season, says Dominic King on the Sunday Supplement.
Liverpool's 4-1 victory at the London Stadium showed what Jurgen Klopp's side can do when in full flow, and the victory moved them up to sixth place in the Premier League.
But they've been inconsistent overall this term, losing heavily at Manchester City and Tottenham, and the Daily Mail's North West reporter King says you never know what you will get from Klopp's team.
He said on Sunday Supplement: "They're a bit like a bag of Revels, you don't know what you're going to get; sometimes the coffee one - like the performances at Manchester City and Tottenham away.
"I think the difference on Saturday was they had Mane back, and Salah and Firmino, and when he's got those three players, they'll beat any of the teams below them, no problem. They're going to score lots of goals.
"I don't need to spell it out, everybody knows it, the defence is not as good as it should be, they've got deficiencies. Klopp disputes it; he has tremendous faith and loyalty in the players that are there, and tremendous faith in his own ability to make them improve."
Liverpool finished fourth last season to return to the Champions League, but their league form this term has been less impressive.
Klopp is yet to come under any real pressure from supporters or those outside of the club since taking over from Brendan Rodgers in 2015, and King says the affection towards him from players is evident.
"The affection is there, he's a really popular manager, you never hear people moaning about him," King said. "We never hear stories coming away from him.
"He has this sort of relationship with them where he's their friend, but not their best friend.
"He doesn't understand the knee-jerk way, or how emotional the people can get here in terms of talking about Liverpool, in terms of the mistakes that we've been seeing over the last three or four years. He is adamant he can make them improve.
"He wants that maximum concentration; because he knows people will pick up on the slightest failing in defence. He wants a sequence of games where they only concede a handful of goals."