Former Liverpool player Dietmar Hamann believes Jurgen Klopp should resign as manager of the Reds
Real Madrid eliminated Liverpool from the Champions League on Wednesday, defeating the Reds 6-2 over two legs, their largest-ever aggregate defeat in the competition.
The Reds were beaten Champions League finalists against Real Madrid last summer, but they are currently fighting for a place in the tournament next season.
Klopp’s team is currently sixth in the Premier League, six points behind the top four.
Nevertheless, Liverpool will complete the season without any silverware, having long been eliminated from both domestic cup tournaments.
And one former Liverpool midfielder stated that if Klopp resigns as manager in the summer following the team’s poor performance this season.
Klopp on Hamann
Klopp, according to Hamann, should step down as Liverpool manager at the end of the season.
“If they don’t bring players in, I can’t see him staying,” the 49-year-old told Sky Deutschland.
“Because I can’t image him staying if he doesn’t have a remote possibility of playing for a title. The stakes are really high.
“I believe it would be beneficial for both parties if they made a cut in the summer. In recent months, the team has been disintegrating.
“I think it’s nearly impossible for a coach who’s been around that long to pull off.”
Throughout the season, Hamann has been vocal in his criticism of Klopp, which has apparently enraged the Reds manager.
The Athletic reported that after Hamann took aim at assistant manager Pep Lijnders on social media, Klopp took Hamann’s comments personally.
“He [Klopp] is reported to be unhappy at reports claiming that some within the camp have questioned the position of Andreas Kornmayer, his head of fitness and conditioning, and at former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann’s questioning of assistant manager Andreas Kornmayer,” stated journalist Oliver Kay.
“As personally as Klopp has taken criticism of his players this season, criticism of the coaching staff has been considerably harsher.”