Written by on January 17, 2023

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he will not leave the club unless he is forced to, and has hinted at changes at Anfield during the coming summer. The German’s comments come amid a run of poor form for the Reds, who are ninth in the Premier League and 10 points off a top-four spot.

Klopp said:

Either the manager’s position changes or a lot of other things change, So, as far as I am concerned unless someone tells me I will not go.

So that means maybe there is a point where we have to change other stuff. We will see that, but that is something for the future. Like summer or whatever. Not now. I have space and time to think about it. We have to play better football now.

The German last year signed a contract extension until 2026 and the 55-year-old stressed only the sack would prevent him seeing that through. He stated that it is unlikely any more signings will follow Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo in January, while midfield trio James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out of contract in the summer along with forward Roberto Firmino.

Jurgen Klopp, who led Liverpool to a Champions League tittle win in 2019 and their first English Premier League title win a year later after a lengthy wait seems to be on the hot sit and some section of the Liverpool fans are already calling for his sack following a dismal showing so far this term.

he has continued to deny being loyal to some of his players as well as refuting the idea that some long serving players in the squad has since stopped listening to him. He said:

Yes, of course I have heard it. I heard that before and I am not. I am loyal. I think everybody should be loyal, but I am not too loyal.”

The problem is too complex. You have a good player who did a lot of good things in the past and then in your mind [you think] maybe that’s it for him.

If you can then go out and bring in another player to replace [him] that makes sense. If you cannot bring anybody in you cannot bring anybody out. That is the situation

I was not that often in a similar situation, but I know exactly how it works when things don’t go well.

There is a list of things you go through and one of the things is the players aren’t listening to the coach any more.

In Germany we say the manager doesn’t reach the team any more. So I understand it looks like this sometimes but it is just not the case. You can take that off the list.

Everyone feels responsible. There is nobody sitting there thinking, ‘I was OK but he wasn’t’. It wasn’t there, I don’t see it, I don’t hear it, it’s not there.

Liverpool will face Wolverhampton Wanderers in a third round FA Cup replay this Tuesday at 8.30 PM Nigerian time.

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