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Klopp believes he wouldn’t be Liverpool boss if he had a couple of seasons like the current campaign 

Jurgen Klopp conceded that if he presided over several seasons as dismal as their current one, he would not survive at Liverpool, following the Reds’ goalless draw with Chelsea, who were without a manager.

A VAR review denied Kai Havertz a winning goal when the ball deflected in off his arm, so a much-changed Liverpool side escaped with a point from their trip to Stamford Bridge, fortunately.

Klopp has achieved very poor results this season and is under pressure

After Klopp benched the likes of Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold, the Reds produced a disjointed display during the game as he made six changes to his starting line-up.

Liverpool haven’t won in four games across all competitions and they sit seven points adrift of the Premier League’s top four with 10 games remaining this term. The situation put the German manager under pressure and rumors of his dissmisal has been heard.

Asked if he had suffered another season as frustrating as the current season, Klopp said: “No, thank God. 

“I wouldn’t be manager of Liverpool if I had a couple of these seasons. We have to get through it. That’s how life is. You have to fight to change your fortunes.

“We cannot talk about the goals we have if we don’t get points. We don’t give up, we will fight. We can talk a lot, but we have to show it.”

Despite the total of 103 shots worth 11.9 expected goals in their last four meetings with Chelsea across all competitions, Liverpool has seen each of those games finish goalless.

We cannot talk about the goals we have if we don’t get points. We don’t give up, we will fight. We can talk a lot, but we have to show it

Jurgen Klopp

Nonetheless, Klopp was at least pleased by the spirit shown by his out-of-form side in west London following Saturday’s heavy 4-1 defeat at Manchester City.

He added: “Both teams played last year in two finals, two of the best 0-0s I ever saw. Today it was two teams low on confidence but really fighting. 

“We’re fine with a point, there was a lot of good stuff. We showed a lot of fight. We have to keep going.

“We had our opportunities up front. It was not spectacular. It was a step. That’s what we have to do – make steps. Sometimes smaller steps.

“We need to have these chances. You need to keep having chances. I’m not disappointed about that. They scored twice, but both goals were disallowed.

“I didn’t expect a team with six changes to play the best game of the season. The boys who came in used their opportunity and showed they were ready.”

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.


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