To say Liverpool’s Premier League title defence has been a complete shamble would be putting it lightly.
The Reds have of course been extremely hard done by with injuries this season.
All of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Thiago, James Milner, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Davies, Rhys Williams, Ozan Kabak, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Alisson have missed at least one game this season due to injury or Covid-19.
And whilst that is obviously a nightmare for any manager to deal with, even Liverpool fans probably didn’t believe their side would as awful as they have been in recent weeks.
Jurgen Klopp’s job safe
The Merseysiders would lose 1-0 to Fulham on Sunday afternoon.
That defeat marked Liverpool’s 6th in a row at Anfield, which is the most they have ever suffered in a row at that ground.
It also means Liverpool have slipped down to 8th in the Premier League table, with 9th-place Aston Villa only three points behind them with two games in hand.
So, with the Reds looking unlikely to even clinch a Europa League berth this term, some fans may be questioning whether Jurgen Klopp’s job is still actually safe.
However, James Pearce of The Athletic has, on Monday, moved to provide an update on Klopp’s future.
As per Pearce, Klopp’s position isn’t up for debate, with FSG remaining ‘steadfastly behind’ the German.
It is added that Klopp has more than enough credit in the bank to ride out whatever happens in the final few months of this season:
Klopp’s job is safe and rightly so. It would be ridiculous to even think about a change, regardless of what happens between now and May. He’s had a lot to contend with but it’s still fair to criticise decisions and question what on earth is going on. #LFC https://t.co/sVXRI8GA47
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) March 8, 2021
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