·7 February 2023
·7 February 2023
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will decide when the time is right to leave Anfield, journalist Dean Jones revealed to GIVEMESPORT.
Klopp has faced criticism for recent performances, but Jones doesn't believe he'll get sacked by the Liverpool board.
There is a feeling the pressure on Klopp is at an all-time high. Sitting 10th in the Premier League table, out of both domestic cup competitions and with a Champions League round-of-16 tie against reigning champions Real Madrid to come, Liverpool's 2022/23 campaign has been flirting with disaster since the start.
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Liverpool have already dropped more points after 38 games this season than the entire 2021/22 campaign, with Champions League qualification now the sole objective for Klopp's side this season.
Of course, this isn't the first time Liverpool have struggled under Klopp, with the Covid-affected 2020/21 campaign a particularly bad season for the Merseyside outfit.
However, a number of injuries to key players, including a season-ending cruciate ligament rupture for star defender Virgil Van Dijk, were to blame for most of Liverpool's ill fortune that year.
This time around things feel different, with Klopp himself showing the pressure during Saturday's post-match press conference following a bruising 3-0 defeat away to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Klopp refused to speak to The Athletic's James Pearce, citing negative stories the journalist had supposedly written about the club (via This is Anfield).
Yet this is something Pearce has since rebuffed in the latest episode of The Athletic's Liverpool-based podcast, Walk On, claiming he was mistaken for a different reporter.
It's clear there is a streak of toxicity running through Liverpool right now, but any suggestions Klopp will be sacked because of it have been firmly denied.
Speaking on the Liverpool boss' future in an interview with GMS, journalist Jones insisted Klopp wouldn't be sacked under any circumstance.
On the 55-year-old, Jones said: "He’s not going to be sacked.
"If this is going to be his last season, then that's down to him. Only he knows how he feels.
"Only he knows whether he truly believes in how this club is going to move forward from here.”
This time last week it would've been difficult to imagine perennial crisis club Everton would be in a stronger position heading into Monday's Merseyside derby than Liverpool, but right now that appears to be the case.
Sean Dyche was able to get a tune out of the Premier League strugglers in his first game in charge, masterminding a 1-0 victory over league leaders Arsenal.
According to FotMob, Everton created four big chances to Arsenal's zero, with Dyche's side also posted an xG over 1.6.
Boasting just one victory at Anfield since 1996, this could be the perfect opportunity for Dyche's rejuvenated Toffees to get one over on their local rivals in next weekend's crunch Merseyside derby.
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