“I wouldn’t be a manager.” Jurgen Klopp lets Liverpool leave after struggle continues with Chelsea draw
“Liverpool” under the leadership of Jurgen Klopp is experiencing difficult times this year. They are now seven points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur and 29 behind Premier League leaders Arsenal.
If the Reds have another difficult season, Jurgen Klopp has said he will leave Liverpool.
Liverpool have struggled since the start of the season and they currently sit 8th in the Premier League, 29 points behind league leaders Arsenal and 7 defenders behind Tottenham in the bottom of the Champions League.
Klopp was hoping for a response against Chelsea on Tuesday after the Reds were humiliated by champions Manchester City at the weekend. However, the German made an astonishing six changes to his starting line-up for the trip to Stamford Bridge, but his side fell short once again and were lucky to return home with a point.
When asked if he had experienced such a season before, after a goalless draw, Klopp answered: “No, thank God. I wouldn’t be Liverpool manager if I had these two seasons.
“We have to get through it. That’s how life is. You have to fight to change your luck.”
He added: “Both teams played in two finals last year, two of the best 0-0s I’ve ever seen. Today two teams had little confidence but really fought. We are good with the unit, with a lot of good things. We showed a lot of fight. We must continue.
“We struggled with the last line at first, but we changed three times. The balls at the back were tricky but then we recovered well. We got better at the game.
“The midfield was well connected. We had our chances up front. It was not speculative. It was a step. That’s what we have to do, take action. Sometimes smaller steps.
“We have to have these opportunities. You have to keep taking chances. I’m not disappointed with it. 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 guys who came in used their opportunity and showed that they are ready.
Klopp left out Mohamed Salah, full-backs Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Cody Gakpo and Harvey Elliott from the starting line-up to face Chelsea, while Virgil van Dijk missed 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, found himself in the position of number 10, and Darwin Nunez regained his position in the starting line-up.
The Reds, however, were unable to respond to the changes, keeping pace with a wasteful Chelsea side, led by Bruno Salter for the first time since the sacking of Graham Potter.
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