I loved both Rafa and Ancelotti.
Both very good managers. World class.
Ancelotti was right, re us needing to buy a new spine.
I was over the moon with Klopp - believing that he had other tactics and plans. I was alarmed in December and early January, to learn that he seems to have only one tactic. And our one trick pony has been caught on.
Why did he not upgrade our defence in the summer. Why play Lucas in central defence. And if he insists on playing Lucas there - why in under feck, would we then play a defensive high line? Madness - especially when against speed merchants. like Vardy.
We enjoy success against the big teams, playing defensive counter-attacking football - where we have less possession.
We get beaten against lesser sides, because despite having 65 to 70 % plus possession, we play such a high line, as to be easily counter-attacked.
And anyway, when we play lesser sides, we play such a high line - as to make the opposition's half look like Picadilly Circus - that is, totally congested. How in under goodness, can our speed merchant (like Mane) have space to run into, when we insist on congesting the oppositon's half.
This is 101 Tactics.
To keep making the same mistake, makes me have major reservations about Jurgen Klopp.
Let the Burnley's, Leicesters, and Hull's of this world have the ball, and possession, and invite them on to us.
Klopp needs to sort himself out.
Start building a proper team - with a focus primarily on not conceding.
Otherwise, he's just a German Keegan.....and we are playing Newcastle football circa 1996.