Klopp believes his team should be judged at the end of the season
The Reds have suffered 2 Premier League losses in a row and are 15 points behind leaders Arsenal but Klopp believes his team must be judged at the end of the season
On the back ofLiverpool
’s first defeat in 5 years at Anfield, pressure is building on Klopp and his team but the German feels that it is "not 100 per cent fair" to deem their season as a failure, especially this early into the season. Talking about his team’s decline and an end to the 7 trophies they won in the last 3 seasons, Klopp said:
"The judgement of this will be later on in the season or maybe at the end of the season, where you say "that's it" for the group of players or for this manager, if you want.
"Questions will be asked then. In this moment, it's not 100 per cent fair to judge the team because that means the squad and we didn't have [some of] them available.
"Up front, we miss top quality. With the amount of games we have, you usually would make changes and we can't do that. It's a similar situation in midfield, players who are out and came back. We've had this pretty much everywhere.
"We expect more out of ourselves. The players expect more and I expect more out of them. But we have to make sure we get steps."
Liverpool’s defence has been seriously questioned this season as all of the backline seem to have a mistake or two in them, like Gomez’ blunder againstLeeds
that gifted the guests an early goal. But Klopp was quick to point out that he is not tired in his role and will give
"all I have or even more"
to change the situation.
"That's the challenge in the moment. Avoiding the mistakes and keeping the good stuff in, and you get there step by step. It was never a quick fix, now it looks like it's not a quick fix. But we will not stop fighting.
"I didn't read anything but everything will probably be judged me now. People look at me and they will say I look tired or whatever. I'm not. I cannot give that excuse.
"My job is not only being here in the moment when the sun is shining and someone gives us a trophy. My job as well is to be there in a really rough period and I will do that with all I have or even more, 100 per cent."
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