By Dominic Toner
Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he has been preparing his Liverpool team to come up against “bus parking” ahead of a league meeting with Hull.
The Reds host Hull in the Premier League on Saturday and will hope to continue their impressive start to the season.
Liverpool have scored a remarkable 19 goals in just seven games this season but have struggled against packed defences in the past.
The club’s only defeat this season came against newly-promoted side Burnley, who achieved a 2-0 success at home, with an excellent defensive performance.
Liverpool dominated possession in that game with 80 per cent of the ball but were unable to break down a stubborn Burnley defence.
Klopp revealed that his side have been working on solutions to solve Liverpool’s struggles against solid defences, as quoted by Echo reporter James Pearce on his Twitter account.
Klopp: "Yes we need to be angry v Hull. They want our points. We have to think about why people think we have problems against bus parking."
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) September 22, 2016
Liverpool are blessed with several talented attackers, with Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Sadio Mane all available.
Hull are likely to prove a big test for Klopp’s side, having already defeated reigning champions Leicester and narrowly losing 1-0 to Manchester United.
Marcus Rashford scored a stoppage time winner for United against Hull but the Tigers had demonstrated a fantastic defensive resolve.
Liverpool have enjoyed fantastic success on the road and have a team well set up to hit teams with pace on the counter attack.
Klopp will be hopeful that his side can manage to keep their goal scoring record up against a defensively strong Hull team.