Liverpool is having one of the most upsetting starts to their premier league campaign in this season. The Reds have won only 4 out of their first 12 games, having lost 4 and drew 4. Liverpool are languishing at the 9th spot in the table, 8 points behind a rejuvenated Newcastle United who are currently at the 4th spot. The team is going through a rough patch where they won against title contenders Manchester City and lost to relegation zone teams like Leeds United and Nottingham Forest.
Having secured their spot to the knockouts in Champions League, the Scousers have one less headache to be worried about. But the fans have been frustrated with the way the team has fared in the PL and have made their displeasure open with their criticism against the Liverpool hierarchy.
Jurgen Klopp backing his Men
Jurgen Klopp came out backing his team and stated that it is too early to say Liverpool are past their peak. The Liverpool manager said that it is his responsibility to see through his team from this rough patch.
“My job is to be there when we go through a really rough period and I will do that with all I have”, Klopp said during the press conference ahead of the Champions League tie against Napoli. He also added “I think the judgement for this will be later on in the season or at the end of season when we say ‘this is it for this group of players or for this manager’ ”.
Klopp’s view on the criticism about Liverpool’s current form
“At the moment it is not 100 percent fair to judge the squad because we never had them all available, especially now up front we miss top quality which isn’t helpful.“ Liverpool’s list of casualties includes their forwards Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota and Robertson, Konate, Matip, Thiago have missed quite a few games from the start of the season due to injury. Liverpool ended their last season with two titles in the EFL Cup and FA Cup and finished as the second best team in the Champions League and the Premier League.
The Reds had lost out their talismanic forward Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich for €41 million. In return they strengthened their front line with the signing of Darwin Nunez from Benfica in a deal worth up to €100 million, a club record fee. Liverpool started their season on a high with a win over Manchester City in the Community Shield. We will have to wait and watch if Liverpool can turnaround their season post World Cup break and make a top 4 finish.