Jürgen Klopp, and Some Serious Decisions

Jürgen Klopp, and Some Serious Decisions
May 16, 2016 Paul Tomkins

By Paul Tomkins.

It’s often said, after a reasonable period of time, that a manager “should know his best team by now” – even in this age of large squads and interchangeability.

But I think that, more or less, Jürgen Klopp has worked out his strongest XI, out of the squad he inherited – to the point where he rested all of them against the bruisers at West Brom.

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Certainly, based on who has been fit lately, the XI almost picks itself. But the more interesting – and exciting – question for the Europa League Final is Who makes the bench? The good thing about this question is that, with injuries clearing up and almost a full squad to choose from, there is actually an excess of viable candidates. That’s testament to the good work Klopp has done, reinvigorating and reinventing hitherto unfancied players.

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