Kieran Gibbs told The 2 Robbies podcast that he is perplexed everytime he hears people advocate for Liverpool to fire Jürgen Klopp, claiming that it is no surprise that the club is having a difficult year
In many respects, the last two results have summed up Liverpool’s season. The Reds annihilated Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield earlier this month, playing some of the finest football seen in the Premier League this season.
However, they were defeated 1-0 against Bournemouth on Saturday. Mo Salah’s penalty was clearly missed. In the second half, Liverpool failed to challenge Neto as they sought an equalizer.
Jurgen Klopp has the support of Gibbs.
However, the Reds face an uphill battle in overcoming the deficit from the first leg of their Champions League knockout tie against Real Madrid.
Overall, this season has been extremely disappointing. With that, several analysts have speculated whether Klopp’s time on Merseyside is coming to an end.
Klopp is one of the Premier League’s finest coaches. Nevertheless, speaking about the weekend’s results, the former Arsenal defender reiterated that he does not understand people who want the German to leave.
“I always find it amusing when people demand Klopp’s head. “That perplexes me a little,” he said on The 2 Robbies podcast.
“But that’s the world we live in now, so it’s to be expected. Yet, they have competed fiercely in every competition over the last five years. Three Champions League finals, a Premier League championship push every year for that, a World Cup in the mix, a lot of players went to that.
“It’s not unexpected that Klopp’s style of play is so fierce that they’re experiencing a poor year.”
Liverpool’s season might yet end on a bright note. If they win their game in hand, they will pull within three points of fourth-place Tottenham.
Liverpool, on the other hand, will return. Inside the squad, there are some cause for concern. Yet, there is a lot of potential in the front three of Mo Salah, Cody Gakpo, and Darwin Nunez. And that is before you consider Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota.
If Liverpool can make a few brilliant signings this summer, a much brighter campaign is undoubtedly on the horizon.