Klopp Cracking Under The Pressure?
After dropping more points this weekend, is Jurgen Klopp cracking under the pressure again?
The German manager has a record of getting close but not quite close enough when it comes to trophies. He has lost his last six finals and it looks as if the pressure is well and truly on with this current Premier League campaign.
Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the Merseyside derby on Sunday. This was their third draw in their last five league games. Which is reasonably consistent if you were sports trading or had included them in a football acca. This has now allowed Man City to take a one point lead at the top.
The game itself seemed to take its toll on the Liverpool manager. He made some very questionable substitutions given that his side had to win. He took off Wijnaldum and Mane for Milner and Lallana. Leaving attacking and creative options in Shaqiri and Keita on the bench. These decisions didn’t go down well with lots of Liverpool fans.
Embarrassing. Utterly embarrassing. Wasted opportunities from Salah have cost Liverpool once again. Terrible substitutions from Klopp, I have no clue what made him bring on Milner and Lallana. No matter what people say, we’re simply not good enough to win the league. FACT.
— LiverpoolFF (@LiverpoolFF) March 3, 2019
After the game had finished it appeared that Klopp then had a falling out with one of the ball boys. As the Liverpool manager walked back from clapping the travelling fans he was greeted by a young Everton fan. He can be seen to be sarcastically applauding Klopp who didn’t seem to take it well. Klopp went over to the ball boy to say something and as he left then received a thumbs up from the young lad.
Klopp then went and had his usual post match interview. This was one of the main talking points of the match. He said that the wind played a factor in his side performance. Apparently it was difficult as it came from all directions. However, it must be said Everton had to play in the same conditions and seemed fine. This isn’t the first time Klopp has came up with an excuse other than his team’s performance.
Excuses Jurgen Klopp has used for not winning:
Liverpool 0-1 Soton: ‘Too windy’
Liverpool 2-3 WBA: ‘TV broadcasters cut game short’
WBA 2-2 Liverpool: ‘Pitch too dry’
Wolves 2-1 Liverpool: ‘Too windy, again’
Liverpool 1-1 Leicester: ‘Too snowy’
Everton 0-0 Liverpool: 'Too windy' pic.twitter.com/QxZxRNfAI3
— FootballFunnys (@FootballFunnnys) March 3, 2019
But the title is far from over. City and Liverpool both have nine games left to play and it looks like this title race will go right down to the end. Liverpool have still got to host Spurs and Chelsea, with City having to play Spurs at the Etihad and also go to Old Trafford.
Klopp should also have Joe Gomez and Oxlade-Chamberlain back soon. With them two in their team they can beat anyone in the Premier League. Bet365 have Man City at 4/11 to win the league with Liverpool at 11/5.