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Lineker and Rush have their say on bizarre Klopp exit rumours

Gary Lineker and Ian Rush have had their say on the small minority of supporters across social media calling for Jurgen Klopp to be removed as Liverpool manager.

In the aftermath of the 3-1 defeat at Leicester, Kopites and pundits have rallied around the Reds boss to send positive messages of support.

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Earlier this week, Klopp was denied the right to attend his mother’s funeral because of restrictions currently in place as a result of the ongoing pandemic.

His mother, Elisabeth, passed away last month at the age of 81.

After yesterday’s defeat at the King Power Stadium, unfounded rumours, per The Mirror, began to circulate over Klopp’s future.

According to The ECHO, however, club sources are adamant that there is no truth in them whatsoever.

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And former Leicester and England striker Lineker has had his say on the totally absurd and ridiculous mutterings on social media.

Even former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was quick to point out how well Liverpool have done to remain competitive up until this point amid their crippling injury woes this season.

Speaking prior to yesterday’s defeat to Leicester, Rio Ferdinand said on BT Sport: “Full tilt, [Liverpool are] challenging City to win the league, 100 per cent, no doubt.

“But I don’t think anybody else would be in their position with the amount of stuff that’s destabilised their season. That’s a credit to them.” Following the result yesterday, he added: “I think they’ve got work to do to finish in the top four.”

Liverpool’s all-time top scorer Ian Rush was another legendary Anfield figure to urge supporters to get behind the man who inspired recent Premier League and Champions League success.

His message was simple: “Be patient, be kind @LFC.”

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