Mon 03 April 2023 | 13:02

"I know I'm here because of the last few years" - Klopp does not fear Liverpool sack

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits it is the success of previous campaigns that is keeping him in a job this season.


is in eighth place in the table, eight points behind the fourth-placed team Manchester United after a 4-1 defeat against Manchester City on Saturday. They also are out of the FA Cup and Champions League.

Ahead of the match against


, Klopp was asked about Chelsea’s decision to sack Graham Potter after just seven months.

"The elephant in the room is why I'm still sitting here, in this crazy world. Last man standing,"

Klopp told reporters.

"I'm aware of the fact that I'm sitting here because of the past, not because of what we did this season.

"If it was my first season, that would be slightly different. Yes, we have smart owners, they know about the situation, but you better ask them yourselves."

Klopp also was asked if he is afraid of losing his job this season, he replied:

"No, no. But I don't think that Graham was afraid!

"There's no need to be afraid, I'm here to deliver. I'm not here as a talisman or whatever, or for murals on walls. I'm here to deliver, nothing else in my mind. But I know I'm here because of the last few years.

"I don't like the fact that I have to pretty much rely on that. Is it right or not? We will see in the future. I am fully in, there's no doubt, but we have to sort it.

"We cannot just continue playing like we do from time to time. Not always, thank God, but from time to time – it's really not allowed. I'm really disappointed by us, that we do these kind of things, but they happen. We have to find a way out, that's what we're working on."

Leicester City also sacked Brendan Rodgers on Sunday. He is the 13th Premier League boss to lose their job this season.

"I think both clubs [Chelsea and Leicester] are not where they expect to be,"

Klopp said.

"I cannot say a lot more about it. I respect them a lot. I like them both. When I met them, really good people, fantastic managers, both of them, but still, things can go the wrong way.

"When decision-makers at a club think they have to change, then they change. I think we all accept that's part of the business.

"That's it, a strange week. Conte was the last week, [Julian] Nagelsmann [sacked by Bayern Munich], and now these two. The season gets into a decisive part and people are afraid of maybe not reaching their targets.

"You would have to ask the decisive people what they will say about it. For all four I mentioned, the managing future is still bright. It's not a disaster."

Klopp insisted that he wants to see a reaction from his team after the humiliating defeat against Man City.

"As badly [needed] as possible,"

Klopp said.

"It's unacceptable, but it happened anyway. Now we have to make sure we are ready, that's it,"

he added.

source: SportMob

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