Paul Merson fires snipe at Chelsea while weighing in on prospect of LFC sacking Jurgen Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp was confident that Liverpool’s owners, FSG, wouldn’t respond to a humiliating result in Naples by handing him his P45 – an expectation that has been backed up by former Arsenal star Paul Merson.

The pundit went on to joke that the Merseysiders ‘aren’t Chelsea’ after the former Borussia Dortmund boss to responded to one journalist’s question his post-match press conference over whether he feared losing his job (within the wider context of Thomas Tuchel being handed the sack at Stamford Bridge).

“No matter what happens, I don’t think Liverpool will consider sacking Jurgen Klopp, they aren’t Chelsea!” the Englishman wrote in his column for Sportskeeda. “You’re talking about one of the few managers who can take over a team from League 1 and bring them up to the Premier League, so he’s still the right man for the job.”

The Reds’ next fixture will likely be a hosting of Ajax at Anfield after a clash with Wolves was postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

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After coming within two games of securing a historic quadruple, if you’d asked fans whether Klopp should have been sacked you’d rightly be chased out of the building by an angry mob wielding pitchforks and torches.

Jurgen Klopp secured the return of the league title to Liverpool for the first time in 30 years, in addition to a Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup, and Community Shield

Even now, after a somewhat poor start to the campaign, the prospect of handing over the reins to another manager seems a decidedly preposterous one.

Before moving on to the obvious question of who on earth would be of a standard anywhere near close enough to the German tactician’s quality in order to slot right in comfortably, the 55-year-old has built up more than enough credit in the bank to warrant patience in finding a solution for a club still suffering from a serious injury crisis.

Bias completely aside, it would be sheer lunacy of the highest order for Liverpool to discard the biggest source of the club’s success in recent years whilst still only six points away from the top of the league table and one loss in the Champions League group stage.

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  1. As a Red for over 60 years I think that the only part of this article that is correct is the part of demonstrations from the true fans if FSG sacked JK.

    Who cares what the likes of Paul Merson think!!

    I have seen several great managers ( and a couple of dodgy ones ) at LFC over the years and JK is right up there with the best – particularly with his man management.


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