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Barnes: Klopp’s position as manager is not under any pressure

Thu 25 February 2021 | 17:53

Liverpool legends talks about Klopp’s situation at the club.

Liverpool

have had a sloppy start to the season and with 40 points, the Reds are currently standing sixth in the Premier League table.

Liverpool are not performing well these days and the pressure is mounting up on the boss,

Jurgen Klopp

. However, Liverpool legends

John Barnes

believes that despite the recent results, Klopp’s position as manager is not at jeopardy.

In an interview with

goal

, Barnes said:

“If Jurgen Klopp gets his players back from injury and they are still playing in this poor form, then questions will continue to be asked, but what is currently going on has nothing to do with the manager.

 “Liverpool still have matches to play and to finish in the top four and win the Champions League, they need to be winning matches.

“Liverpool aren’t going to win the Premier League this season and Jurgen Klopp’s position as manager is not under any pressure.

“Jurgen Klopp should expect to face uncomfortable questions during this tricky period for Liverpool, regardless of his success in the last two seasons.

“People think there’s a reason why things have happened this way and they will feel that it’s down to second season syndrome with Liverpool winning the league and the squad falling into complacency, but it’s none of that.

“Liverpool are missing four players, two-center backs which results in their two most influential midfield players having to play in defense and therefore results in different types of players playing in midfield which affects the front four and the full-backs, so it comes down the personnel not being available for Liverpool.

“This completely changes the way they play with the high press and passing fluidity, having a really negative effect on the team.

“Manchester City have enough players in their squad that when they lose three or four players to injuries, as they have done at points this season, they can still play well.

“And, they have a lot of players who suit the style of play that City plays, so when new players come into the team, it fits perfectly.

“Whereas Liverpool have lost a few players to injury and have players who have come in and aren’t the same personnel, which affects the team.”

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