Gary Lineker has once again leapt to the defence of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in the aftermath of a 2-0 defeat to Merseyside rivals, Everton.
The English champions suffered their fourth consecutive Premier League defeat for the first time since Klopp era, as Carlo Ancelotti became the first Blues manager this century to inspire an Anfield victory.
The defeat leaves Liverpool in a precarious position; sixth in the league standings and just two league wins in their previous 11.
And as a result, it certainly represents the most testing period of Klopp’s illustrious Anfield tenure. Still, former Everton striker Lineker has no doubt that the German manager is the man to lead Liverpool out of this tough period.
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Lineker is spot-on. Yes, this is a tough period – and that’s putting it kindly – but Klopp’s influence on the club still remains unquestioned.
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Indeed, it’s been an horrendous few months considering it was only seven months ago Liverpool scaled the peak of English football.
So, how have things got so wretched in such quick time?
Well, when you consider the number of injuries, confidence issues and a total absence of fans, you begin to see the number of mitigating circumstances against Liverpool.
Take all this away and it’s almost understandable why this team is so abject in confidence and belief at this present moment.
Deep down, this will hurt – probably for some time, too. However, there is no doubt that Klopp is the man to get us through the current storm.
This team is still alive, despite seven defeats in 2021. A rare positive to take from another gruelling setback, is that it’s hard to imagine things possibly getting worse.