Liverpool has lost back-to-back Premier League games for the second time this season, suffering six losses in total, three times as much as in the whole 2021-22 season (2); the Reds have also lost up to five away league matches in a single season for the first time since 2017-18. (5). Jurgen Klopp claims he is not “too loyal” to his “underperforming” senior players and says Liverpool would only try to enhance their team in January if agreements are “possible and feasible”.
Jurgen Klopp insists to Liverpool Players are ‘underperforming’
Jurgen Klopp faces a variety of issues after acknowledging that Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Brighton was his worst performance as a manager. His team has now lost six Premier League games this season, having only lost four times in 63 games in all competitions last season, and are 10 points off of the top four. On the eve of Liverpool’s FA Cup third-round replay against Wolves, Jurgen Klopp stated that the club’s problems are “complex” and cannot be solved by simply spending in the transfer window, despite admitting the need to strengthen.
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Liverpool has already spent up to £45 million on the signing of Cody Gakpo this January. Under particular criticism has been Liverpool’s aging midfield with captain Jordan Henderson himself admitting Saturday’s loss against Brighton “lacked vitality”. Henderson (32) and Fabinho (29) – who have won every club trophy during their time at Anfield – and Thiago (31) – a late arrival but a double cup winner last season – are the Reds’ first-choice midfielders.
Staving off suggestions he is overly reliant on the so-called old guard, Jurgen Klopp said: “I heard I’m too loyal but I am not too loyal. The issue is too complicated. It makes sense if you can then go out and bring in another player to replace him.” But if you can’t get anybody in, you can’t get anyone out. I am not very faithful. Before I left Dortmund, I said that something had to happen here, whether it was a management change or a variety of other things.
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I shall be here for as long as I am desired. I will not go if no one tells me to. That implies there may come a time when we need to modify something else. That will be seen, but it is something for the future. Like summer or something. Not right now. I have time and space to think about it; we need to play better football right now.” Do we need to strengthen?” he asked. Oh yeah. But is it the proper time for it? I can’t see it because of the circumstance we’re in; I believe I know precisely how that is, and that’s all there is to it.
I can’t modify my response every week. It doesn’t matter whether we lose another game since the previous news conference.” Jurgen Klopp also addressed whether the club’s current poor form, which has been exacerbated by injuries to Luis Diaz, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota, and, most recently, Virgil van Dijk, would force their hand in the January window. We also look outside,” he said. “It’s not that we’re obstinate and believe we’ll stick with these lads until 2050 or something.
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That is not how we view things; it is all about what we can accomplish and what we want to do. What you can do is more essential. Every year, it’s the same “I cannot modify my responses – if the solutions are out there for us, accessible and viable, of course, we would bring in players to assist. But we have a current team as well, and I am aware that we are underperforming. But I can’t keep blaming everyone else, the players, all the time. It is all my fault. That’s my responsibility to [get them to perform].
We have few alternatives, yet we have guys under the contract that are unavailable. But if we bring in new players, we won’t be able to fit them all into the Premier League and Champions League lineups.” The cause of Liverpool’s struggles is a simple inquiry with a complex solution A variety of variables have conspired to make the present position the most difficult Jurgen Klopp has faced at Anfield. The manager will refer to injuries: he was without four strikers against Brighton, including two long-term absentees, as well as crucial center-back Van Dijk Physical and emotional exhaustion have also played a role.
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Jurgen Klopp finally confessed on Friday that the 63-game season in which Liverpool won two cups, almost won the Premier League and Champions League, and played in every match for which they were qualified influenced his team. Captain Jordan Henderson revealed that the squad was depleted of energy and confidence after their setback against Brighton.
After all, Jurgen Klopp Liverpool’s starting midfield three against Brighton last season – Henderson (32), Thiago Alcantara (31), and Fabinho (29) – had a combined age of 92. James Milner is 37 years old, Naby Keita and Curtis Jones have been out with injuries for most of the season, and youngster Harvey Elliott has struggled in an underperforming squad.