A German journalist has claimed “Anfield would blow up” if Liverpool sacked Jurgen Klopp amid their poor run of form.
Their 3-2 loss against Arsenal on Sunday means the Reds have now won just two of their opening eight Premier League fixtures as they poor start to the season continues.
Liverpool have now dropped 14 points already this season, compared with 22 in the whole of last campaign with Klopp already ruling them out of the title race.
Klopp has a lot of credit in the bank, guiding Liverpool to their first league title for 30 years in 2020, just a year after he helped them win the Champions League.
Just a few months ago Liverpool were on the verge of an unprecedented Quadruple before falling just short in the Premier League and Champions League.
And German journalist Marcel Reif thinks any move from the Liverpool hierarchy to sack Klopp this season would not be received well at Anfield.
“I still believe in what Liverpool have in them, but it has to come slowly,” Reif told BILD.
“Some of the top performers seem tired, perhaps also due to Klopp’s demanding manner. There is still time to reach fourth place.
“If they sacked him, Anfield would blow up! You can’t do that.
“He is old and smart enough. If he feels that what he demands and how he demands it from the team can no longer be done at Liverpool, then he will say himself: ‘Enough is enough’.”
Didi Hamann said earlier this week that Klopp, like all managers, will come under more pressure if Liverpool can’t turn their fortunes around soon.
The former Liverpool midfielder told talkSPORT: “The dynamics at Liverpool are no different to anywhere else and if the results aren’t there then the manager will come under pressure.
“If they were to get beat next week or not win against Manchester City, which at the moment seems very likely, you could be eight or nine points off fourth place.
“We know that the owners are not the biggest spenders and so we know how vitally important it is for the team to be in the Champions League because of the revenue that you get.
“At some stage I think we will have that discussion about the manager and I’m not sure how far we are off [from that].
“He said that he still feels that he’s the right man to do it, but I see little things like Jordan Henderson midweek seeing his number going up and reluctantly taking his armband off and coming off shaking his head.
“This is something that we haven’t seen at Liverpool for five years. Maybe these are little signs that people have little problems with the team or even the manager.”