“That is on them”-Jamie Carragher gives honest opinion on Jurgen Klopp Liverpool exit fears
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has come under intense pressure, following a run of poor form in the Premier League this season.
Former Liverpool player, Jamie Carragher stated that despite the Reds’ recent troubles, Reds fans will still want Jurgen Klopp in charge at the start of next season.
The Merseyside team suffered a humiliating loss to Wolves on Saturday, keeping them in the mid-table. Ruben Neves’ goal in the second half sealed Wolves’ biggest victory of the year after two goals in the first 15 minutes gave Julen Lopetegui’s squad the lead.
It was the third time in a row that Liverpool have lost away from home in the league, while they have still yet to win a game in the competition in 2023. Carragher, however, did not call for the manager to go.
“There’s a lot of questions that need to be asked and a lot of answers to be found, but at the start of next season, I don’t think there’s anyone Liverpool supporters would want in that dugout other than Jurgen Klopp,” Sky Sports pundit Carragher said.
Liverpool’s only victory in 2023 came in a previous game against Wolves in their FA Cup third-round replay, but Brighton eliminated Klopp’s team in the very next round of the competition.
Carragher criticised Liverpool’s transfer strategy as well. Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo, who arrived at substantial expense, were two attacking reinforcements added by Klopp, but Arthur, on loan from Juventus, was the only central midfielder that was added.
There was money there for a midfield player, they tried to buy the lad who went to Real Madrid for £60-£70 million [Aurelien Tchouameni],” the former England defender said. “They couldn’t get him and Jürgen Klopp and his staff or the recruitment team decided that we don’t need to buy a midfielder.
“That is on them. They’ve got to the start of this season, and from day one at Fulham, they haven’t been able to cope with the intensity of a Premier League game of football and they’ve been ran over in every game that they’ve played.”
Liverpool now sits 11 points outside the top four, with fourth-place Newcastle earning a point on Saturday, and 10 behind fifth-placed Tottenham. Their next two games are against Everton and Newcastle, followed by a return to Champions League action against Real Madrid on February 21.