Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered another heartbreaking FA Cup defeat against Brighton on Sunday, only two weeks after being blasted in the league
Jurgen Klopp’s season has been a disaster, but things got much worse this weekend when his Liverpool side were knocked out of the FA Cup by Brighton.
The Reds were defeated on the south coast by a last-gasp winner from Karou Mitoma, barely a fortnight after Roberto De Zerbi’s side had run riot against them in the Premier League.
And, with Liverpool trailing in the league, Sunday’s outcome virtually ensures that the Champions League will be the only title Klopp’s side competes for in the second half of the season – just months after they came within a whisker of completing an unprecedented quadruple.
Liverpool are presently ninth in the Premier League and have only won once in their previous six games, a situation that few would have expected a few months ago. The Reds boss was obliged to scotch rumors earlier this season about leaving Anfield as people noted parallels between the Reds’ current run and the circumstances surrounding his departures from previous teams.
The German’s opinion hasn’t changed, although he did confess that he was fortunate to have a lot of credit in the bank, and that another manager might not have been as lucky after Liverpool’s previous success.
“I didn’t turn into a poor manager overnight. “I was never as good as people maybe thought or as horrible as other people would think,” he stated following his defeat on Sunday.
“But imagine if you were here today talking to another Liverpool coach because we won all four titles last season and I said, ‘See you later, holiday!'”
Consider if you see a different face and he needs to explain these things to you. Nobody would pay attention!
“They’d say last season was fantastic and this year isn’t – so go! You must have broad shoulders and simply accept it. Sorry for the inconvenience. But we’ll go for it with everything we’ve got and then perform in such a way that the fans can’t wait to return to the stadium.”
Klopp just agreed to a two-year contract extension in April, tying him down until the summer of 2026.
The German has already stated that he intends to return to his homeland once his time at Anfield is up, and it is widely known that the club previously agreed on a clause in Klopp’s contract that will effectively ensure they help him organize a move to Germany when the time comes.
Such a clause demonstrates Klopp’s tremendous affection for the club. And, while there is certain to be a smooth transition when that partnership expires, Klopp appears to be paying no attention to Germany or anywhere else right now.
Crucially, he has the full support of both the Anfield administration and the supporters, and he is committed to making things right. In conclusion, he stated on Sunday: “We’re hoping to go through this together and become closer again. We all know that anything may happen from there.”