Sami Hyypia - Exciting Liverpool won't let you fall asleep
Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia feels that the exciting brand of football that Jurgen Klopp has gotten his team to play guarantees entertainment for the fans, never giving them a boring moment.
Klopp's Liverpool team have been impressive in attack recently, with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho making for a quick and formidable attack force.
"Jurgen Klopp is German and he likes to play high tempo and high pressing game. It is very interesting to see," Hyypia told Goal on the sidelines of a meet-and-greet event at the COURTS Megastore in Singapore. "You won't fall asleep when you watch Liverpool.
"It is exciting to see them creating so many chances."
However, the Finn had a word of warning for Klopp, who has seen his side throw away leads and defend suicidally with the 3-3 draw during midweek against Sevilla in the Champions League a case in point. The Spaniards fought back to equalise after initially going three goals down, highlighting the defensive frailties of Klopp's team.
"There are two things in football - You have to balance in the game. You cannot only attack. You have to defend well not to let the opposition score too many goals," expressed Hyypia.
The 44-year-old felt that Liverpool's season did not get off to the best of starts but felt that only a few tweaks are required for the Reds to improve their game. While he wants the defensive mistakes cut out, he also felt Liverpool needs to score more goals,
"I think the season didn’t start how everyone would have liked it to, but its still early days and anything can happen," he said.
"We need to correct few things in the game, offensively. We are creating a lot of chances, we are scoring lot of goals but we can score more goals. I think we can be a little more effective offensively.
"Defensively, we have conceded some easy goals due to individual mistakes. Everyone commits mistakes. Nobody is perfect but we need to cut the mistakes little bit."
Hyypia also felt that Mohamed Salah's experience playing in Italy has improved his game, which has seen him make a blistering start to his Liverpool career.
"In Chelsea, he was very young. Then he went to Italy to get more experience and grow as a player. He is more confident now than what he was at Chelsea," Hyypia opined. "Klopp gave him a lot of responsibility and lot of trust and maybe that’s why he is playing well.
"It is difficult for me to tell as I am not there every day to see him or I don’t know him personally. I can tell only what I see. He is scoring some important goals and I think he is one of the best performers at the beginning of the season."