Adrian Durham believes Jurgen Klopp is running of time in his bid to deliver success at Liverpool.
The talkSPORT presenter has bizarrely hinted at the German’s tenure being under threat due to the prolonged wait for silverware at Anfield.
Klopp is yet to lift a trophy with the Reds since taking over from Brendan Rodgers as manager in October 2015, despite having led his team to three finals.
Liverpool lost on penalties to Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final and to Sevilla in the Europa League final back in 2016, as well as suffering a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in May’s Champions League showdown.
Nonetheless, there can be no denying the monumental impact he has had in triggering the club’s upward trajectory. To suggest his spell at the club is in danger of fizzling out seems incredibly premature and somewhat ill-guided when considering the springboard he has helped create.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Durham said: “I think time is out running out for Jurgen Klopp. We’re still waiting for Jurgen Klopp to win something at Liverpool.”
“If they don’t get through this group it is a massive failure and it is down to the decisions he has made. There is no reason why he can’t play Trent Alexander-Arnold [against PSG]. No reason at all.”
🗣 “I think time is running out for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool now.”
“If #LFC don’t get through this group, it’s failure, and it’s down to his decisions.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 29, 2018
“That midfield he picked – he wants that to compete against Paris Saint-Germain? Come on!”
“They are second in the Premier League, so what? They might go the entire season unbeaten but they won’t win the title because Man City may go unbeaten too and pip them to it.”
Klopp has helped propel Liverpool back in the conversation as one of Europe’s elite forces, not to mention an undoubted Premier League title contender.
Rarely in the modern era have the Reds been in such good shape to mount a challenge on a domestic crown that has evaded them for almost 30 years.
Not only has he constructed a squad capable of competing at the top right now, but he has set this team in good stead to remain a force to be feared for years to come.
Mauricio Pochettino is yet to win a trophy with Tottenham and yet there would rightly be outrage were he to be dismissed.