Jurgen Klopp can understand why some people would want him out of Liverpool with the club enduring a below-par campaign, but he still believes he’s the right man for the job.
after years of battling with Manchester City at the top of the table as well as enjoying success in Europe, Liverpool have fallen to new lows this year and now face a tough battle to secure Champions League football for next season.
Impressive back-to-back wins over Everton and Newcastle appeared to offer some respite for the under-pressure Liverpool boss heading into the Real Madrid match earlier this week and taking a two-goal lead at Anfield against Carlo Ancelotti’s side soon had fans dreaming about revenge from last year’s final.
It leaves them with a mountain to climb in the second leg next month with Liverpool’s main focus now being to climb up the league table and finish inside the top four.
Liverpool have come under scrutiny for not making the necessary changes to their squad last summer, with a midfield overhaul a top priority.
But while Klopp accepts criticism, he’s confident that no other manager would have managed Liverpool’s situation better than him while going into detail on the club’s transfer policy.
We cannot make four transfers before we know who will leave the club and things like these.
That’s one of the main reasons I signed the new contract, to make sure ‘okay, come on’ and people on top of that have to discuss ‘now he leaves next year’.
“Last year was not a season for a big change.
We played until the last moment and if you wanna change again – this club – we cannot just bring in new players and realise later nobody wants to leave.