Liverpool in crisis – “As if Klopp’s world would end”
For the third time in a row, Liverpool FC conceded an away defeat with three goals conceded. Jürgen Klopp is annoyed and at a loss, but believes in the turnaround.
Jürgen Klopp was not at all in the mood for reporter questions. “It’s not my job to explain here how I can build my team,” grumbled the Liverpool coach after the bitter 3-0 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers, who were in danger of relegation.
Klopp was visibly tense during the press conference. How could he help his players regain their confidence? “Not in press conferences.”
The British media took a hard swipe at the Reds after their third away loss in a row. “Wolves have shown Liverpool are easy to beat and the whole league knows it,” wrote the Telegraph. For the “Sun” it looked “as if Klopp’s world would end”. The tabloid reminded of the “mental monsters” repeatedly invoked by Klopp, who are sorely missed at the moment.
Twelve minutes were enough for Wolverhampton, who were 17th in the table before the match day. was to sideline Liverpool. Liverpool’s Joel Matip (5th minute) initiated the defeat with an own goal. Minutes later, Craig Dawson (12th) raised for the hosts.
Klopp believes in the turnaround: “Yes, absolutely”
Klopp admitted there was no excuse for his side’s renewed false start, who had recently conceded three goals in Brentford and Brighton. “After twelve minutes already 0: 2 behind, that’s absolutely not helpful,” said the 55-year-old. “But especially in our situation, that absolutely must not happen.” He has no explanation for this.
After all, his team then showed a performance that he found “absolutely fine,” emphasized the coach. The second half was also “extremely well started”. But that wasn’t enough. Because the team rarely seemed dangerous. Ruben Neves (71st) finally worsened the crisis for Klopp and his team.
In 2023, Liverpool are still waiting for their first Premier League win. In tenth place, the club is a full 21 points behind leaders Arsenal and eleven points behind an enormously important Champions League place. The defending champion has been eliminated from the FA Cup and the League Cup. Real Madrid are coming to Anfield for the Champions League duel in just over two weeks. The next gossip threatens.
But Klopp believes in the turnaround despite the ongoing form crisis. “Yes, absolutely,” he assured. The Wolverhampton fans had previously mocked him in the stadium with chants. “You’ll be released in the morning,” they shouted. For the time being, the successful German coach does not have to worry about a premature separation. But Klopp urgently needs answers – and results.