Liverpool urged to change their manager.
Liverpool need to replace Jurgen Klopp with former Chelsea title-winning manager Carlo Ancelotti now that he’s available, according to Garth Crooks.
The Reds were thrashed 4-1 by Tottenham this weekend, with Klopp under growing pressure as they sit twelve points off the pace in the title race.
It remains to be seen if Klopp can turn things around at Liverpool, but Crooks believes the German has made some major errors in putting together his squad at Anfield.
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The club failed to recruit a new defender or goalkeeper during the summer, with that now looking costly as the team continue to leak goals, particularly in the big games.
Worryingly for Klopp, who had once boasted an impressive record against Liverpool’s fellow ‘big six’ rivals, his side have just been hammered in their most recent meetings with Manchester City and Spurs, shipping nine goals across both games.
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Crooks believes it’s time for a change, and suggested Ancelotti as the ideal man to come in and turn things around after his recent dismissal by Bayern Munich.
‘They (Liverpool) are a great club with amazing history and they deserve a manager to reflect those points,’ Crooks wrote on BBC Sport.
‘There are few managers in the world who can take the title to Anfield but I believe former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti is one of those.
‘The blind spot causing current Reds boss Jurgen Klopp not to see the deficiencies in his defence is becoming seriously embarrassing and must be affecting players like Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
‘I said at the beginning of the season that it was madness to turn down the £100m-plus offer from Barcelona for Coutinho and not use that money to build a defence worthy of challenging for the title.
‘Having rejected that extraordinary offer, Liverpool executives are now forced to rethink the club’s strategy and fix what is an obvious problem.
‘The man that can do that is Ancelotti and they must get him now while he’s available.’
Ancelotti lasted just two seasons in English football, winning the double with Chelsea in his first season in charge in 2009/10, before being sacked after failing to repeat the trick the following year.
The Italian has since gone on to win the Champions League with Real Madrid as well as league titles in stints with both Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.
One of the most successful managers in the modern era, Ancelotti has won three European Cups in his career so far, as well as league titles in four different countries.