Jurgen Klopp has continued his losing streak at Anfield Stadium by leading Liverpool to suffer a defeat at the hands of struggling Fulham on Sunday, March 7, 2021. This is the 6th time in a row that Liverpool had to fall at Anfield.
In the history of the club, Liverpool have never recorded 6 successive defeats at Anfield Stadium which means that Jurgen Klopp has set and broken almost all the unwanted records at the club.
Before now, the only time Liverpool have been defeated at Anfield by a newly promoted club was in October 2010, hence, 18th placed Fulham are the second newly-promoted club in 11 years to defeat Liverpool at Anfield.
While reacting to the 0-1 defeat at the hands of Fulham, Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool lost the game because the club was missing a goal and a clean sheet.
“The obvious thing was missing a goal and a clean sheet”, he said after the game. “It was always clear that Fulham would cause us big problems with the situation they are in and the one we are in.
“It was clear we had to adapt. We started quite well, we were direct and Mo Salah caused them problems but we didn’t finish the situations off. Then Fulham were good.
“Our last line was completely new. We had balls in behind where we had to run a lot because we were not high enough or just not in the right position and we conceded the goal.”
While the manager of Fulham Scott Parker said: “In the first half I thought we were fantastic. We created numerous chances and we stuck to the plan in terms of how we wanted to cause them problems.
“The main thing coming into the game was ‘can we put our stamp on it?’ – easier said than done of course.
“We deserved this result and we have deserved better results over the last few weeks.”
Why is Jurgen Klopp still the manager of Liverpool?
The question in the minds of most football fans especially those who are very critical of the performance of Jurgen Klopp is why his Liverpool still keeping the German Tactician despite the number of games he has been losing in the league?
Well, the coach has been using the series of injury worries at the club as an excuse for the backward performance at the club. The club was been battling a serious injury crisis, especially in the defensive department. Jurgen Klopp had to experiment with a lot of pairs at the center-back to manage the situation.
This led the club to concede a whopping 36 goals and score just 47 goals in 28 games. This form forced the club from the top of the league table to the 8th spot with 43 points in 28 games.
Despite this downward movement, the board of the club has not thought of replacing the manager that won the club its first Premier League title in 30 years last season.
The coach who has been at Liverpool since October 2015 is expected to remain the manager of the club until June 30, 2024, when his contract with the club expires. But if the club’s poor run of games extends to this season’s UEFA Champions League campaign, the club might have no choice but to let him go before 2024.
Based on this, it is obvious that Liverpool are keeping Jurgen Klopp at the club because of the prospect of winning the Champions League this season. The club is currently in the round of 16 of the competition. Jurgen Klopp and his boys defeated RB Leipzig 0-2 in the first leg of the round. The second leg of the round will take place on Wednesday, 20:00 GMT.
"It was not good enough."— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 7, 2021
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