Liverpool’s owners are set to keep faith in boss Jurgen Klopp, despite their recent dismal form which has left them in real danger of missing out on the Champions League.
After the highs of clinching their first league title in 30 years in sensational style last season, this term has been a major disappointment, with their form since the turn of the year, in particular, extremely underwhelming.
Not only have they lost six of their past seven Premier League games, but they’ve also lost a club-record six successive league meetings at Anfield, meaning they have the worst home record in England’s top four tiers in 2021.
That staggering loss of form has seen the champions slip to eighth in the table despite having been top at Christmas, with the Reds now seven points behind Chelsea in fourth, following their defeat to Fulham on Sunday.
Such a slump has led some to question Klopp’s position at the helm, although, according to the Times, the German retains the ‘unflinching support’ Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group.
The report suggests that FSG view this period as a freak ‘anomaly’, with the mounting injuries the Reds have had to contend a key factor in their steep and unexpected decline.
The loss of Virgil Van Dijk, in particular, back in October has been a crucial part of their limp title defence, while they’ve also seen the likes of Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, and Jordan Henderson sustain long-term injuries, leaving them incredibly short at centre-back.
The hope is that when those names return next season, Liverpool will be able to get back to their usual high levels, while there is likely to be funds made available to bring in further additions, even if they fail to secure a Champions League place.
After guiding the Merseyside club to victory in the Champions League, Premier League and Club World Cup in recent seasons, it would seem that Klopp has more than earned the backing of his owners.