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Unstoppable: Liverpool’s £118m Fab Four Set the Stage for Klopp’s Top-Four Triumph


Unstoppable: Liverpool’s £118m Fab Four Set the Stage for Klopp’s Top-Four Triumph

Jurgen Klopp has a great opportunity to secure a top four position with Liverpool thanks to the excellent performance of the team’s £118 million quartet. Despite having only played together on 11 occasions, this backline has been incredibly successful, losing only once.

With their impressive 7-0 victory over Manchester United last weekend, Liverpool’s formidable quartet of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, and Ibrahim Konate have the potential to lead the team into the top four. However, despite their strength as a defensive line-up, fans may be disappointed to learn that they have only played together on 14 occasions since Konate’s arrival in the summer of 2021.

As Jurgen Klopp’s most reliable defense, this quartet brings together a mix of experience, attacking prowess, and defensive stability that enables Liverpool to push forward and benefit from the exceptional talents of their two full-backs.

In the 14 matches that this quartet has played together, they have performed remarkably well. It is interesting to note that their first and most recent games together were both dominant victories against Manchester United, with scores of 5-0 and 7-0 respectively. In addition to these impressive wins, the quartet has also been tested in other significant matches, such as FA Cup semi-finals and finals, crucial Champions League knockout games, and challenging Premier League encounters.

Their impressive record stands at 10 wins, three draws, and only one loss, which was in the Champions League final against Real Madrid. In that game, despite dominating in chances with an expected goals of 2.19 compared to Madrid’s 0.92, they were ultimately defeated. However, their other victories include impressive triumphs over top-tier teams like Tottenham, Villarreal (twice), Manchester City, Inter Milan, Benfica, and Manchester United (twice). Over the course of these 14 games, they scored an impressive 35 goals while conceding just 10, resulting in a goal difference of +25. It is also noteworthy that their success is consistent, as they have proven to perform well in various competitions, against different opponents, and in various stadiums.

The only potential hurdle for this impressive quartet is the reliability of Ibrahim Konate’s physical fitness, as he has been sidelined for 13 games this season due to injuries, which adds up to nearly 100 days out of action. Moreover, whenever Joe Gomez or Joel Matip has stepped in, their performances have been inconsistent, and they have been criticized for their poor displays, as seen in the away losses to Brighton and Wolves. To build on their recent crushing victory over Manchester United, Liverpool’s primary focus should be ensuring that this quartet can play together as frequently as possible, particularly since the team is out of both domestic cups.

Fielding this impressive quartet would give Liverpool an outside chance of staging an incredible comeback against Real Madrid, especially since the latter has struggled in recent weeks. There is no doubt that this quartet brings a perfect balance, security, and the ability to play at the level that we have seen from Liverpool in the past.

Unstoppable: Liverpool’s £118m Fab Four Set the Stage for Klopp’s Top-Four Triumph

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