Jurgen Klopp’s illustrious term at Liverpool may be coming to an end. The Reds’ season has gotten off to a poor start with only two victories in seven games played in all competitions. Currently, the Merseysiders sit eighth in the Premier League standings.
However, when the Reds flew to Italy for their Champions League debut against Napoli on Wednesday, things only got worse (September 7). Liverpool lost badly 4-1 because they were outperformed in every category. The final score may have been even more embarrassing if it weren’t for goalie Alisson.
The Reds hierarchy is reportedly putting up a backup plan due to these concerning performances and may fire Klopp. According to El Nacional, Luis Enrique, the head coach of Spain’s national team, is the front-runner to succeed Klopp at Liverpool.
After Liverpool’s Champions League loss, manager Jurgen Klopp declares he doesn’t fear being sacked.
“Actually not, but who knows. The distinction is that we have several types of owners. Ours are more relaxed and count on me to solve the problem rather than assuming someone else would. They view it in that way. They might tell me when they have a change of heart.”
When asked if he anticipated a similar outcome, Klopp said he wasn’t worried about his future with the team. The German claimed that the FSG Group, owners of the Reds, operated differently from Todd Boehly, owner of Chelsea.