Football At It’s Ficklest: Liverpool Woes For Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has come under criticism from sections of the Liverpool fanbase Twitter / Footy_Jokes
Jurgen Klopp has come under criticism from sections of the Liverpool fanbase

Rewind back 2 months to the end of 2016 and Liverpool fans were head over heels with their superstar manager Jurgen Klopp, a short while later and the mood has drastically transformed around the Anfield club.

The popular German was confirmed as the successor to Brendan Rodgers at Anfield back in October 2015, a decision that sparked the dreams of Liverpool fans around the globe, with the hope that he would be the answer to ending their barren spell and bringing success to Merseyside.

The first 4 months of Klopp’s first full season in charge of the club couldn’t have gone too much better. A victory over Man City on New Years Eve sent them into the new year 2nd in the league. And in the process they were looking like Chelsea’s main threat for the title.

The fans were enjoying the style of football and the overall positive feeling the eccentric German manager had instilled at the club in his short tenure so far.

2 months on and the mood around the club has declined, big time! The Reds have only 1 league win to their name in 6 attempts in 2017; a run that has seen them slip down to 5th in the league.

Following their recent 3-1 defeat at struggling Leicester, fans have levied the blame for their recent struggles at the German, citing that he has shown too much loyalty to under-performing stars and has displayed a great deal of tactical naivety.

To add to their woes in the league, Liverpool lost 1-0 to Southampton in both legs of their EFL Cup Semi Final and then they struggled to overcome League 2 outfit Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup, being held to a 0-0 draw at home and squeezing through by a single goal in the replay at Home Park.

They went on to lose 2-1 in their 4th round tie against Championship side Wolves, in front of their own fans, guaranteeing another trophy-less campaign.

The next 4 weeks or so will define the season for Liverpool, they face a visit from Arsenal this weekend, a visit from Burnley the following Sunday and then a trip to Man City before the international break, after which they host the Merseyside Derby with their local rivals Everton. These 4 games will have a massive impact on their season as they attempt to cling on to their hopes of a top 4 finish.

Suddenly, Jurgen Klopp has work to do to maintain his god like status among the Liverpool faithful.