Jurgen Klopp retains the support of Liverpool owners FSG (Fenway Sports Group) despite the club’ recent terrible run of form.
Sunday’s loss to Fulham was their sixth successive home defeat in the Premier League, the worst run in the club’s history. That is also the worst run ever by defending league champions.
It now looks increasingly likely that they will fail to qualify for the Champions League next season unless they win this year’s competition, and even the Europa League may be beyond them – they are currently 8th in the table.
The club has been beset by injuries this season, and there have been tensions between Klopp and his board because Liverpool’s financial situation means that the German has not been able to sign the quality replacements that he wanted.
A case in point came during the January window when he was priced out of a move for Kalidou Koulibaly. Instead, the board sanctioned a deal for Preston’ s Ben Davies and the loan of Schalke’s Ozan Kabak – although there is provision to make that deal permanent in the summer.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.