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Liverpool Combat Continues as Reds Lost to Leicester City

Liverpool, the current champions of England, now struggle to even secure a place in the top four as their losing streak reaches 3 in a row in the Premier League.

Liverpool look vulnerable at the moment their backline looks fragile and they now lack confidence as their 3-1 defeat to Leicester City take their losing tally to 5 in the last 7 Premier League matches.

In the match in which they had control for over 75 minutes, lost in the phase of 6 minutes as lack of communication between the Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker and the newly signed center back Ozan Kabak gave the lead to Leicester City.

After the match, the Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp when asked about whether he is conceding the Premier League title? to which he responded “yes. I don’t think we can close that gap this year.

Is the time over for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool?

Liverpool are currently sitting at 4th in the Premier League table with 40 points in 24 matches. But there is not much gap in the points between the teams below it and if things don’t go their way there is a possibility that they might slip to 7th. They next face their arch-rivals Everton in a Merseyside derby at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s position as a manager would not be under threat, even if Liverpool failed to secure a top-four finish. It would be viewed as a huge disappointment, but FSG understands the unique circumstances surrounding this season. His contract at Anfield runs until 2024, and Liverpool would love to retain him beyond that.

He is seen as the future as well as the present and shares a strong relationship with the owners, in particular Mike Gordon. They know what he has done for the club, and appreciate how difficult he will be to replace, in terms of ability, personality and general stature, and authority.

There is an acceptance that he wants to return to Germany at some stage. He has said as much, in fact, though he has always insisted that he will take a year away from football when he eventually leaves Liverpool.  [Source: Neil Jones – Goal]


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