Exclusive: Liverpool discussing change of manager as Jurgen Klopp’s future under threat

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Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool future is under threat.

The Reds have endured one of their worst seasons in recent times. Not only are they out of the race for the Premier League title, but currently sitting seven points outside of the top four, it seems unlikely they’ll qualify for next season’s Champions League.

And while domestic success has so far eluded them, so has cup success. Crashing out of the FA and EFL Cup way ahead of time against Brighton and Man City, respectively, Liverpool’s season hinges entirely on the Champions League.

However, drawn against defending champions Real Madrid in the competition’s round of Last 16, manager Jurgen Klopp would have been fearing the worst as his team prepared for a repeat of the 2017-18 final, which saw the La Liga giants run out 3-1 winners.

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Although this season’s matchup is only at its halfway stage, after being thumped 5-2 at home, the Reds face a mammoth task going to Madrid and turning the tie around, and as CaughtOffside exclusively reported at the start of the month, Klopp’s future largely depends on how the team perform in Europe’s most prestigious cup competition.

Consequently, following Tuesday night’s remarkable showing, which saw the 2019-20 Premier League winners crumble despite leading 2-0 early in the first half, Klopp has come under even more pressure.

According to our sources, prior to Tuesday night’s first leg at home, conversations regarding the manager’s position between the club’s senior hierarchy had already taken place.

One source inside the club has described feelings toward Klopp as ‘samesy’ and in need of ‘freshening up’ with ‘a lot of players looking like they’ve lost their appetite’.

Ahead of what looks like a crucial period for the German, Liverpool’s decision-makers have earmarked Julian Naglesmann as a potential replacement.

The 35-year-old, currently in charge of Bayern Munich, has three years left on his deal but sources believe he would ‘jump at the chance’ to succeed Klopp and experience managing in the Premier League.

While a final decision over Klopp’s future has yet to be decided, it has been suggested that should Liverpool’s board proceed with parting ways with the German, he will be afforded the chance to resign out of respect for what he has achieved during his eight years in charge.

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  1. Having limited investment on the squad and expecting different results is reckless. 5 years with only 1 midfield recruited and years of net spend unlike other top clubs spending 150m a season. The ‘samesy’ is because of insufficient investment in the squad!!! Sacking Klopp is a big mistake.

    1. My only humble observation is, there is coming a time when English Clubs will find it very hard to get managers because the fans expecting the team to win all the time, and failing to understand that football has change. There is never going to be a dormant team like in the days of Ferguson, no! Those days are over. The fans and the media are the problem of English leagues.They dictates who the manager should allow to play and the one to bench. It’s becoming so rampant and if Club owners are not careful enough they might lose control over their Clubs. Too much fans and media involvement into the Clubs affairs. It needs to STOP!

  2. Don’t count LFC out. I see ckean sheet darwin hattie & us thru on pens in madrid.
    Kloop verkochen im der sthuler!

  3. Jurgen Kopp looks like he does not want to be here. Unless that changes he has to go for his and Lfc’s sake.

    If he can re-set in the Summer and be Klopp mark 2, then there is no better manager.
    Step 1, shave off the beard, you will look 10 yrs younger, lose the Lfc clothing you look like Joey out of friends when he was pretending he had Porsche.
    Change the system, Trent needs to play in midfield end of.
    Stiff competition is needed for Robbo, Virgil and Alisson rotated more – his zest has gone. Midfield overall- out Keira, Ox, Milner, Jones. Unless Salah picks up lose him to and buy Nkuku (Chelsea deal not done yet). Also may need new no2, lenders is causing to much friction, influence on transfers and his dopey book.
    This fan look alike, who dresses like a student scarecrow, needs to lose beard, Don a blazer now and again, stop the hugging, emotionally detach more and clinically adopt a team that rips others apart, as if they don’t they are scared of consequences. He needs a ball breaker no 2

  4. There are obvious problems.
    1. Liverpool are unable to keep their players mentally and physically FIT. They have been in massive fitness degrade, Fabinho is an example of mental fitness problems as well.
    2. In order to get their house in order they need to be absolutely ruthless with the backroom staff. They must replace Kornmayer to begin with! And then hack the rest down in correct order.
    3. FSG either need to sell or start to take this seriously and educate themselves on how football works in the long-run. They must invest in squad for a minimum of 300 000 000 pounds next summer and something similar the summer after and then they can possibly go down half that depending on inflation. If United get sold, and that will only be the result of FSG PR prices will double, if not triple.

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