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Amid Liverpool poor performance Jurgen Klopp insist he not quiting and told journalist the only condition he will resign



Amid Liverpool poor performance Jurgen Klopp insist he not quiting and told journalist the only condition he will resign

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he will not leave the club unless he is forced to, hinting at changes at Anfield over the summer.
The German’s comments come amid a run of poor form for the Reds, who are ninth in the Premier League and ten points off fourth place.

“Either the manager’s position changes or many other things change,” Klopp said.
“So as far as I’m concerned, unless someone tells me I’m not going.”

He added: “So that means there might be a point where we need to change other things. We’ll see, but that’s something for the future. Like summer or whatever. Not now.
“I have space and time to think about it. We have to play better football now.”

Klopp reiterated that Dutch striker Cody Gakpo is unlikely to be followed by further signings in January, while midfield trio James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out of contract this summer, with striker Roberto Firmino. I’m not too loyal – Klopp.

Liverpool were beaten 3-0 by Brighton on Saturday after Klopp described a “really poor” performance and he said his side needed to “get back to basics” to improve their form.

They meet Wolves in a replay of the FA Cup third round on Tuesday, which is shown live on BBC One from 7.30pm GMT, and ahead of the game Klopp also denied being too loyal to some of his players .

“Yes, of course I heard it. I heard it before and I didn’t,” Klopp said.

“I am faithful. I think everyone should be loyal, but I’m not too loyal.”

He added: “The problem is too complex. You have a good player who has done a lot of good things in the past and then in your head [you think] maybe that’s it for him.

“If you can then go out and ask another player to replace him, that makes sense.

“If you can’t get anyone in, you can’t get anyone out. This is the situation.

Brighton 3-0 Liverpool: ‘I can’t think of a worse performance’ – Klopp

Liverpool have conceded the opener 21 times in their last 35 games and haven’t conceded a Premier League goal since October. However, Klopp doesn’t think some of his players have stopped listening to him.

“I haven’t been in a situation like this very often, but I know exactly how it works when things don’t go your way,” he said.

“There’s a list of things you go through and one of the things is players stop listening to the manager.

“In Germany they say that the manager can no longer join the team. So I understand that sometimes it seems to be the case, but it’s just not the case. You can cross it off the list

Everyone feels responsible. There’s no one who thinks: ‘I was fine, but he wasn’t’. He wasn’t there, I don’t see him, I don’t hear him, he’s not there.

“If he were here, the player would have a real problem. That’s when the problems really start.”

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