Last Updated: January 17, 2023, 16:10 IST
Jurgen Klopp says he is not going to depart Liverpool until he’s instructed to go, hinting at a significant overhaul of his ageing squad on the finish of the season.
A sixth Premier League defeat of the marketing campaign on the weekend means the 2020 champions are 10 factors exterior the highest 4 with simply over half the season remaining.
Klopp final yr signed a contract extension till 2026 and the 55-year-old confused solely the sack would forestall him seeing that by way of.
“Either the supervisor’s place adjustments or numerous different issues change,” he said. “So as far as I am concerned unless someone tells me I will not go.
“So that means maybe there is a point where we have to change other stuff. We will see that, but that is something for the future. Like summer or whatever. Not now.
“I have space and time to think about it — we have to play better football now.”
Captain Jordan Henderson (32), Fabinho (29) and 31-year-old Thiago Alcantara stay first-choice picks in a midfield that’s displaying its age however Klopp denied he was being too loyal to the previous guard.
“The drawback is just too complicated. You have participant who did numerous good issues previously after which in your thoughts (you suppose) perhaps that’s it for him,” said the Liverpool boss, speaking of the need for rejuvenation.
“If you can then go out and bring in another player to replace (him) that makes sense. If you cannot bring anybody in you cannot bring anybody out. That is the situation.”
Klopp, whose crew face Wolves in an FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday, additionally rejected the suggestion that longer-serving gamers had stopped listening to him.
“I used to be not that usually in the same state of affairs however I do know precisely the way it works when issues don’t go properly,” he said.
“There is a list of things you go through and one of the things is the players aren’t listening to the coach anymore.
“In Germany we say the manager doesn’t reach the team anymore. So I understand it looks like this sometimes but it is just not the case. You can take that off the list.”
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