Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says ‘I don’t need a break’ following recent results


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said that “no one has to worry about me”, dismissing rumors on social networks that he is ready to leave the club or take a break.

The Reds lost their third league in a row after a late collapse he saw them beaten 3-1 on Saturday in Leicester.

The defeat left the champions in fourth place and 13 points behind leading Manchester City.

“Did I get the bag or did I go alone? I don’t need a break,” Klopp said.

Klopp could not return to Germany recently at his mother’s funeral due to travel restrictions Covid-19.

He received the support of the fans when a banner for his support was placed at Anfield for the weekend.

A sign showing support for Klopp was placed in front of Anfield
A sign showing support for Klopp was placed in front of Anfield

“The sign is nice, but it’s not needed. At the moment, I don’t think I need special support,” he said.

“The last thing I want is to talk about private matters at a press conference, but, privately, it’s been hard for us. We always deal with it as a family, 100%.”

Klopp said the defense of the Liverpool title is over after a defeat by Leicester after a campaign marked by major injuries and torment on his part when they took just nine points out of the last 30 in the league.

He will take his side in Budapest, Hungary to play RB Leipzig in the first match of their last Champions League final on Tuesday after the match was moved from Germany due to travel restrictions in the country of Covid-19.

Klopp added: “No one has to worry about me. I might not look like this because the weather is not fresh, my chin is getting more and more gray and I don’t sleep much, but I am full of energy. The situation is a challenge.

“I don’t want to have a situation, but I see it as an interesting challenge. We will solve it.

“It could be awkward, but we sort it out by playing football, sticking to it even more, struggling with everything we have and learning more than you can in every season you’ve played before. That’s the plan we have.

“It’s a huge challenge, I’m ready and the guys are ready and we’re doing our best to solve it.

“Thanks for the support. I’m very grateful, but I can think of other things because no one has to worry about me.”

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said “deep down we know that as players we take full responsibility” for the team’s poor form and it was up to them to improve their results.

He also dismissed rumors of Klopp, as well as a showdown between left-back Andy Robertson and goalkeeper Allison in the locker room after Saturday’s defeat by Leicester.

“I don’t think I even have to comment on something like that,” Henderson said.

“Someone is sitting behind the keyboard and making up rumors about the manager and the players in the locker room. That’s not true.

“I like the rumor that Robbo and Ally are arguing, which made me laugh a little. But I didn’t think much about it.”

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