“I wouldn’t be manager”-Jurgen Klopp makes Liverpool exit admission after struggles continue with Chelsea draw
Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp is having a difficult time this year. They are now trailing fourth-place Tottenham by seven points and are behind Premier League leaders Arsenal by a massive 29 points.
If the Reds have another challenging season, Jurgen Klopp has said he’ll leave Liverpool.
Since the beginning of the season, Liverpool has struggled, and they are currently eighth in the Premier League, 29 points behind league leaders Arsenal and seven back of Tottenham for the final Champions League position.
Klopp was hoping for a response against Chelsea on Tuesday after the Reds were humiliated by champions Manchester City over the weekend. However during journey to Stamford Bridge, the German made an astounding six changes to his starting lineup, but his team once again fell short and was fortunate to return home with a point.
Asked if he has experienced a season like this before, following the goalless draw, Klopp replied: “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.”
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, a lot of good stuff. We showed a lot of fight. We have to keep going.
“We struggled with the last line in the beginning but changed three times. The balls in behind were tricky but then we recovered well. We got better into the game.
“The midfield was well-connected. We had our opportunities up front. It was not speculator. 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.
Klopp dropped Mohamed Salah, full-backs Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Cody Gakpo and Harvey Elliott from his starting line up to face Chelsea, with Virgil van Dijk missing out through injury.
Joel Matip moved to centre back, Konstantinos Tsimikas to the left, and Joe Gomez to the right. Roberto Firmino, who is leaving at the end of the season, was named in the number 10 position, while Darwin Nunez reclaimed a position in the starting lineup.
The Reds, though, failed to respond to the changes, falling short to a wasteful Chelsea team led for the first time by Bruno Saltor after Graham Potter was fired.