Empire of the Kop - Insider
Empire of the Kop - Insider
#Ep62 of The Empire of the Kop Podcast: Klopp to change formation for Arsenal? Nunez misfiring... and more!🎙️

#Ep62 of The Empire of the Kop Podcast: Klopp to change formation for Arsenal? Nunez misfiring... and more!🎙️

Join Farrell Keeling, Peter Kenny Jones and special guest Tom Helowicz for the official podcast of the Empire of the Kop

Liverpool are BACK!

Or are they?

A positive performance from Jurgen Klopp’s men would have surely inspired a similar response from much of the fanbase and commentators, yet we have the likes of ex-Chelsea man Chris Sutton coming out telling us that a rude awakening lies in store for the Reds at the Emirates come Sunday.

The negativity is understandable to an extent given how topsy-turvy our form has been since the start of the season, though some seem to have already lost faith in the Premier League and Champions League-winning manager turning things around.

We suffered from a false dawn in the form of our 2-1 win over Ajax admittedly, though a change of formation and personnel appears to have inspired a significant improvement that looks capable of falling into the ever-coveted arms of consistency.

A 4-2-3-1 could herald the real start to Liverpool’s 2022/23 campaign - better sooner rather than later too given the points gap that now yawns between ourselves and the Gunners at the top of the summit.

We discussed all that and more:

  • Darwin Nunez misfiring… should we be worried?

  • Should Klopp change his system for the clash with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal?

  • Can Arsenal win the league?


Before we’re quick to dismiss the idea of the Gunners securing league title glory this term, it’s worth thinking back to our own near miss in 2013/14 with a squad that was clearly lacking in depth though not quality within the starting-XI.

Keep up their form and avoid serious injuries and you’d be hard-pressed not to back the Londoners for a strong finish to the season at the very least if not the biggest prize of them all in England.

For Liverpool, we won’t be thinking quite so big just yet, but a trip to North London does represent our biggest challenge yet and the start of a potentially blissful chapter (the first yet).

Don’t forget to hit that subscribe button to get all the best content and tidbits of the week straight to your inbox!