Premier League Team Report Cards

Jul 29, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney (10) kicks the ball against the Paris Saint-Germain during the second half at Soldier Field. Paris Saint-Germain defeats Manchester United 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 29, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney (10) kicks the ball against the Paris Saint-Germain during the second half at Soldier Field. Paris Saint-Germain defeats Manchester United 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports /
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Liverpool-C+

Speaking of affable managers in charge of mediocre Premier League sides, Jurgen Klopp has quite a task ahead of him at Liverpool. To be fair to the German manager, the Reds have played better since he replaced Brendan Rodgers, but this grade is on their overall Premier League performance so Klopp’s tenure gets weighed down slightly.

When you look at Liverpool’s roster you can’t help but feel like they should be higher than 10th in the table. They have a bevy of attacking midfielders with serious talent and Christian Benteke is one of the Premier League’s most underrated strikers. They should be able to score goals aplenty even if their defense isn’t great. I trust Klopp to get this ship headed in the right direction after the International Break but it isn’t looking great right now. That’s why they get stuck with the C+.

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