until they get something steady. The players aren't accustomed to playing with each other that much, are they? Whereas a lot of the other teams do have some like fixed midfield positions, and they they used to playing with each other, you know what each other is going to do and they have a definite game plan. Whereas Liverpool, it did seem to be a bit random, didn't it? Yeah, And then, of course, when I was talking with Eric the Silver Fox on Tuesday, we both can identify clearly that if your team is only losing by one bill and that's about six occasions for Liverpool, Um, then obviously the problem is with the forwards all with the midfield, because the back four are doing quite a good job. If you can restrict practically every team to just a couple of goals, then your defense isn't the problem. It's the attack in the midfield. It's got to be, in which case, Then you go back to the train or put in back for players who he's got, whether or whether or not he's right or wrong, we can only surmise, but to my mind, to keep playing midfielders in back for when you've got back for and you brought specialist back four players. Now Phillips for me has not played badly in any of the games he's played. And yes, you know, we we only see him now and again. Um, a strange, strange technical comments. Yes. Now this has been discussed a lot, actually, as you know, all over the place. But there was a discussion of the day. This isn't the worst title defense, actually. Various other teams Arsenal and they want it. I think back in the seventies and 1971 or something like that. They came back in 15th place at the following season. Chelsea a few seasons ago came and came in 12th, I think at the end of the next season. So Liverpool are making a hash of their title defence and do seem to be in complete this area. And I know we've spoken about injury problems and things, but they, even with the players they've got, Klopp doesn't seem to be able to get the right squad to play, does he? Look, I think everybody knows is quite a nice well, a very nice man from what we see, but you, then look at the fact that he's a football trainer. And when you look at his decision making, even when Liverpool was doing quite well, many times I'd be talking with whoever I was watching the game with, and we didn't understand the tactics. Now you know, there was this business of his number two who they had a fallout just before the Champions League final, going back to a couple of years. Um And then he came back in the press fairly recently and it seems that he still claims that he was making most of the technical decisions, whereas Klopp was good in front of the cameras. Well, you know, that's beginning to ring a little true to me. Obviously you look at the people who write on the website and they're all saying what a lovely man he is. And basically we're with you 100% and all this, but that's not the same as being technically a really good coach. And I mean, even last night, he brings honoree G at the last five minutes and you know as well as I do I mean, where most people bring somebody on the strikes, fear into the opposition. Um, whenever I see your e g. Who is a very nice man, by the way. But in a playing sense now he strikes fear into the heart of the Liverpool supporters, wondering whether or not he will be able to do anything. I mean, it's just a rather strange situation, isn't it? Well, it is a strange situation, and you maybe know that when he was at brochure, darling, he built them. I think there was a second division. There were 1st and 2nd division team, but I think when he took them out, I think they're in the German second division. And he took them to dominate the German league. But then he went off the boil as well, uh, doorman before he went to Liverpool and in a similar set of circumstances. Really? I think the thing that needs to change don't I mean, you can't stick to the same farm you all the time, but he went off the boil at Dartmouth and Thomas to cool. It was just coming at Chelsea. So covert from Yemen. Cockpit Kloppitt diamond. Um, so yeah, I think I think we can see this being his last season, can't we? Well, that can bring this nicely onto, um, Steven Gerard, of course. Um, first of all, we saw Steve Gerrard and Rangers celebrating the fact that Rangers, after 10 years, are now back at the top of the Scottish football. And of course, um, there's the the difficult aspect as we've had before, of the fans not being in the ground. So they gather outside the ground and there's all sorts going on, and, you know, people can obviously criticize as much as they like, But, um, you know, you can't expect one manager who's who's been, you know, on top of his game and his players who've got them doing a really good job to be able to control the other side of it. But if we look at this success and then what comes next for him? I was very, very impressed when he was asked about Juergen Klopp. Now he said that Liverpool and the supporters love Juergen Klopp. He said he respected and liked him a lot, um, and seemed to be saying, you know, obviously, um, I do. I would like to eventually come back to Liverpool, but I wouldn't dream of trying to do anything while you're than Kloppers residents. Should we say so? I mean, obviously it's this business, isn't it? Between being a great manager, being a great communicator. Uh, being a great technical manager. I mean, this is the difficulty, and I suppose it can bring us on to, um yeah, we'll we'll include looking at squad rotation, managing squads, squads of players who have all, maybe, speaking different languages. I mean, it must be a really, really difficult and skillful thing for somebody of any of these managers. But certainly you must have an advantage if you speak all the languages for a start. Yes, she was doing, Let's say error. I mean, he's a fantastic couple of scenes that range. They romped away with the Scottish league this season. I mean, it's still quite a lot matches to play, and they bought it already. So for the good of them, there, Steven Gerrard, for doing that, uh, they actually turned down. He was offered the Newcastle United manager's job at the back end of last season, and he decided not to take it because he wanted to stay at ranges, um, and build them up, which which he has done any such great success. However, if Clock does go, which it looks like he might do, Clock was also officially denounced the in kind of interest in the German national team manager, which is basically one of his ambitions, that he's officially said that he's not interested. I can see them having some sort of agreement between Liverpool and Steven Gerrard and range has been included, of course, so that if clock does move out, then possibly Steven Gerrard would come in. But it would all be done in a very sort of professional way. They wouldn't they wouldn't sack cloth, for example. They would probably pass over the bat on if you like all the inside knowledge that you have, that's the way that I can see it going. I don't about, you know, that's exactly what I see. And of course, uh, now we we've we've got to sort of rely on the way that Liverpool now play the next couple of games because if you remember, the pattern was that they played the lives of game. They won two nil. They looked reasonably good. Then they lost to Chelsea one nil, then they lost to Fulham One nil. Now again. You see, I look at the fact that, uh, Jorgen Club decided to he's been tampering with the back four and the midfield ever since we've had all the injury problems, whereas for me it would have made far more sense to have designated back for players. Keep them. Don't again. I'm only watching this. He's the expert, not me. But like a lot of people who watch the game, you would wonder why he doesn't you know if you've got back for players. In other words, the central to that really has been the problem all since, uh, Virgil When? Yeah, but we had Virgil Van Dyke, then Joe Gomez, then Matip Uh, yeah, yeah, yeah. The Van dyke thing was basically just the start of lots and lots of injury problems, wasn't it? Yeah. I mean, the thing the thing really is yet, of course, you can point to the bad look. You can point to the fact that they've had bereavement. You can point to the fact that the Anfield factor is a huge factor. But I think you then need to go deeper and look at really what the problem seems from my angle to have been, which I go back to a point when Klopp allowed Trent Alexander Arnold to be the captain when the match that gotta got himself injured was against the Danish team when we'd already qualified for the next round of the Champions League. And then Saller, of course, was throwing his dummy out of his pram. Plus, I think people can now probably see there's a little bit of friction between Marnie and Saleh, for me knows, not been producing the sort of scintillating form that he's capable of. Um, so I think there's all sorts going on there with a lot of people probably reading too much about their own wonderful performances when you could even clearly see in last night's game that Trent Alexander Arnold was being targeted.