Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he is 100% committed to Liverpool despite admitting the club are enduring ‘difficult times’.
Liverpool have won just once in seven games since the turn of the new year and face Everton on Monday night as the club look to revive their season.
Klopp’s side are tenth in the Premier League table and 12 points adrift of the top four in the race for Champions League football, though have two games in hand on fourth-placed Newcastle.
Ahead of this evening’s Merseyside Derby at Anfield, the German reiterated his commitment to the club and said he is confident that Liverpool ‘will have great times again’.
Asked if people had ‘forgotten’ his previous difficult spells at former clubs, Klopp told Sky Sports: “I don’t think people forget it. If I was to look at it, the difficult spells always came at the end of the time. At Mainz, we had difficult times the whole time, if you like. At Dortmund, it was at the beginning and end.
“I will not and I cannot go. I have too much responsibility and I want that.
“These are the difficult times and I don’t enjoy it, but if you can show in this time that especially this club is so special because we believe in anything. If people believe in me, then we can go through this together because when we come out, we will have great times again.
“Maybe the difficult times are a bit too long already for me as well, so that makes it really difficult, but I don’t think about these kinds of things. I’m here, 100 per cent committed.
“I’ve said before, if we win, I feel like I’m a part of it, but if we lose, I feel 100 per cent responsible. I’ve always been like this so you can imagine how big the responsibility is I feel at the moment. We will do absolutely everything to get through this and prepare for a positive future again.
“We have to be calm and smart and do things in the right moment. There’s one moment where I’m really emotional, and that’s after we lose the game. Apart from that, I’m completely clear and can do the job I always did and am experienced enough to know we can get through this.”