Liverpool should part ways with Jurgen Klopp this summer to avoid a painful end to their ‘wonderful marriage’ next season.
That’s according to former Reds midfielder Dietmar Hamann. Speaking on German football podcast Sky90, Hamann suggested that Liverpool and Klopp should call it a day before things get even worse.
“I’m afraid that if Klopp decides to continue, it won’t be better next year because the owners in Liverpool never spend the money like other clubs,” said the 49-year-old.
“He didn’t deserve that and this wonderful marriage between Liverpool and Klopp didn’t deserve that. That’s why the best thing for both sides would be to make a cut in the summer.
“If you listen to Klopp like this: He wants to do it [carry on], he thinks he can do it – but I have big concerns.”
No need for Klopp to drop
Since retiring, Hamann has made a bit of a habit of making slightly ‘out there’ calls in his punditry. Indeed, the Reds Champions League winner has already upset Klopp with some of his commentary this season.
As per The Daily Mail, the pair fell out over comments each made about the other last year. Despite that, Hamann obviously has no issue weighing in again.
To be fair to him, you can understand the logic behind what he is saying. Klopp clearly has huge repute at Liverpool, but another poor season could really lessen his legacy at Anfield.
That fate eventually befell Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. It would be a huge wrench to see Jurgen go the same way. After almost eight years, there is some sense in calling it a day and starting afresh.
But at the same time, there’s really no need to go down that route. This season has been a disaster, everyone can see that. However, the feeling is that with some new faces through the door in the summer, there’s no reason Liverpool won’t challenge again next season.
This campaign doesn’t necessarily have to be the beginning of a more long-term demise. With Jurgen still fully on board, the resurgence will hopefully come and will feel even sweeter. Should we still be in a similar position in a year’s time though, it might be time to have an uncomfortable conversation about Klopp’s tenure.
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