A Liverpool fan speaking to Chris Sutton on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport has got the right idea when it comes to Jurgen Klopp, the club’s progress and certain so-called fans.
Some Liverpool fans have been vocal of their disappointment following the Reds slipping a single point behind Premier League title holders Manchester City.
It’s been somewhat of a running joke since New Year that Liverpool fans have been saying something along the lines of “if you’d have told me we’d be X points clear of City with Y games left I’d have taken it” as our title rivals closed the seven point gap.
Now that we’re a point behind City with nine games left it seems – on social media anyway – that a large portion of our fan-base has seemingly given up in the title race!
A Liverpool fan – referred to as John – called up 5Live to vent his frustration at these supporters and defend what Klopp has done as Reds manager.
He makes some extremely valid points – suggesting that Liverpool being second in the table has more to do with City’s “strength in depth” as it does our performances.
As John said: “Negativity is like a cancer and it spreads and when you’ve got these fans who are expecting us to pull up trees just from nowhere, that’s the issue.
“What you’ve got to look at is – there isn’t that much of a problem. Based on the actual points per game that we’re achieving over the last 10-20 matches it’s still a great season and yeah, obviously, like everyone – I want us to win the league this year.”
We sympathise in what John is saying in that we’ve been incredible this season; it’s unlikely many people would have predicted Liverpool to be neck-and-neck with City in March but here we are.
You can hear the full social media clip from BBC 5 Live below.
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— Ross (@rossic89) March 5, 2019