This Liverpool are side are unlike any other team in history and they have the stats to prove it. After beating Spurs at the weekend, The Reds became the first side in the history of Europe’s top leagues to win 20 of their first 21 games, racking up a downright ridiculous points total in the process. Such is the brilliance of the side, ex-PSG coach Jean-Louis Gasset has showered Jürgen Klopp with praise.
Gasset has had a journeyed career in French football. The ex-midfielder served as assistant manager to Laurent Blanc at PSG before managing Montpellier and Saint Etienne. He was also assistant boss at the French national side.
The 66-year-old has become enamoured with the style of football that Liverpool are playing, he has spoken of it in glowing terms. The Liverpool ECHO reported that he said:
“That guy (Jurgen Klopp) is revolutionising football, he doesn’t have the best players but he has the best team. Liverpool are an army. Klopp is hard with his players. And yet they love him. He is the football of tomorrow. Before, it was all about possession football. He plays the football of the future. That’s why I watch tonnes of Liverpool matches. To get into Klopp’s head. Once you get there, you see football like he does.”
What RTK has to say
A man after our own heart. Jean-Louis Gasset has got it spot on with his comments about Jürgen Klopp. The boss has been a world leader with his philosophy and it has been a pleasure to watch him develop his thinking over the years.
We have seen his teenage angst of reckless gegenpressing at Borussia Dortmund transform into the disciplined serial game stranglers of Liverpool. No longer do we charge about the pitch trying to win every game 5-4, now we let you have it but only to a point, then we pounce and punish.
We have an era defining coach at the helm. Long may he reign.