Jurgen Klopp says only one Liverpool player showed any confidence vs Wolves today
Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Jurgen Klopp says only one Liverpool player showed any confidence vs Wolves today

Jurgen Klopp had admitted that Stefan Bajcetic was the only Liverpool player who looked confident against Wolves today.

The Reds season has a new nadir, with a 3-0 loss against a struggling Wolves side the peak of their woes so far. As we’re finding this season though, that may yet be eclipsed.

Attempting to explain another pathetic performance in his post-match press conference today, Klopp said his players are lacking self-belief right now. All except 18-year-old Bajcetic that is.

“It’s really difficult to summarise. The team is not full of confidence, you can see that – the first 12 minutes were obvious, but it was about defending, being compact, being active. Do you need a lot of confidence for that? I am not so sure. Put your body between the ball and the opponent, block the ball and these kind of things, avoid the cross,” bemoaned the manager.

Photo by MB Media/Getty Images

“You saw Stefan Bajcetic full of confidence, he plays football for as long as we kept him on the pitch. All the others, started a bit different, but second half, with low-confidence levels, playing this kind of game.”

With poor performances being churned out on a weekly basis now, it’s hard to see where that confidence will come from. Should Bajcetic continue in the side, it may not be long before his belief takes a hard knock, too.

Believers become doubters during season to forget

Klopp famously requested Liverpool fans turn from ‘doubters to believers’ in his first ever message to his new suppoers.

Thanks to a relentless brand of football and some incredible results, he managed that pretty quickly. But things change fast in football, and you’ll struggle to find a Liverpool fan that believes in this team right now.

Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

How can they believe in them, when they’re constantly letting them down? Klopp is absolutely right, the players don’t even look like they believe in themselves anymore.

Thankfully, the Liverpool manager is a master at turning these kinds of situations around. Few can rouse a collective people like Klopp can. Having changed the mindset of millions of supporters, he now just has to get into the heads of 20 or so players.

Unfortunately though, it isn’t that simple. Things have been going wrong from day one for Liverpool this season. Klopp has shown nothing at all in the intervening months to suggest that a change of fortunes is around the corner.

Still, there’s no one else you’d rather have at the helm right now. The players need their confidence back, and he’s the man who can give it to them. As for Bajcetic, what a player he is. It wouldn’t be too far to say that he and Alisson Becker are the only two good things to come out of Liverpool’s season so far. As disappointing as this period is, the young Spaniard will be learning so much.

Keep up to date with all the latest Liverpool news and opinion by following Rousing The Kop’s official Facebook page

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know
or Comment Below