Liverpool boss don’t want to keep his job because of past achievements for his side
Jurgen Klopp can’t understand why he’s still standing at Liverpool despite the spate of awful results by his team credit: Getty Image
By Ed Emeanua
According to ‘The West Australian,’ Jurgen Klopp has wondered out-aloud why he is still Liverpool boss, as Premier League clubs shed their managers with the season about to screech to its end.
Chelsea fired Graham Potter, Sunday, while occupying the 11th spot in the English Premier League (EPL), log just hours separating Leicester City’s release of Brendan Rodgers from his contracts.
Tottenham Hotspur sent Antonio Conte packing late last month, while 12th-placed Crystal Palace dispatched Patrick Vieira ending his Managerial role with them.
Klopp was employed by Liverpool in 2015, however, in spite leading them to Premier League and Champions League wins, the German is now under severe pressure, with the Anfield side occupying a comparatively undignified eighth position in the Premier League standings – eight points adrift the top four following their humiliating 4-1 mauling by Manchester City on Friday.
“The elephant in the room is probably, why am I still sitting here in this crazy world? Last man standing,” Klopp narrated to reporters before Liverpool’s match with Chelsea on Tuesday.
“(Chelsea and Leicester) are not in the spots where they expect to be. I respect (Potter and Rodgers) a lot. Really good people and fantastic managers, both of them. But things can go wrong.
“We all accept that part of the business, but that’s it. Conte was last week, (Bayern Munich coach Julian) Nagelsmann and now these two.
“The season is in a decisive part, people are afraid of maybe not reaching their targets.”
Nagelsmann was sent packing by Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich during the recent international break with his side one point behind leaders Borussia Dortmund in the German football league.
The Premier League racked-up a record 12 managerial terminations this season alone, which Klopp related to as an “awful number”.
“It is how it is. Some clubs are under-achieving, definitely us too,” Klopp added.
“There are expectations out there, rightly so, and if you don’t reach them, then you have to accept the decisions.”
On the question of his own future, the German manager believed that Liverpool have “smart owners” but argued that he would not want to be keep a job due to of his past achievement.
“I’m here to deliver, I’m not here as a talisman or for murals on the walls of houses,” Klopp said.
“I know as well I’m still here because of what happened in the last few years, I don’t like the fact I have to rely on that.”