#Kloppout brigade told to ‘be careful what they wish for’ as Liverpool boss could head to Chelsea

Date published: Tuesday 7th February 2023 10:06 - Joe Williams

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp shouts instructions at his players

Jurgen Klopp could be picked by Chelsea if Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) choose to sack the German, according to Stan Collymore.

The Reds have had a disastrous season so far with Klopp’s men sitting tenth in the Premier League table after 20 matches.

Liverpool hit a new low on Saturday when they lost 3-0 to Wolves, who had only managed to score 12 goals in 20 matches before facing the Reds at Molineux.

That has led to calls on social media from a small section of their online support to sack Klopp but a report yesterday insisted that FSG will not take any action to remove the German from his position.

And former Liverpool striker Collymore doubts there is anyone out there who could do a better job than Klopp with the possibility that he ends up at Premier League rivals Chelsea or elsewhere.

“The reality is, if FSG sack Klopp, there is no one else out there better equipped to do a better job,” Collymore told Caught Offside.

“So anyone calling for him to go should be careful what they wish for because I’m certain that if he suddenly became available, you’d have Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, PSG and even Chelsea all lining up.”

Collymore added: “I still don’t think Jurgen Klopp should be facing the sack at Liverpool. I know they’re having an awful season but we need to look further back than just the past six months.

“Remember where Liverpool were when he came in – they were a real mess! – They had a below-average squad, were barely competitive and couldn’t attract top players. Klopp single-handedly changed all of that and went on to win every trophy possible along the way, and he didn’t just turn them into a winning side, he completely revolutionised their style of play.

“The problem the club face now is trying to compete financially with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea, who have insane amounts of wealth. Of course, FSG aren’t poor owners, but they will never be in the same bracket as the City Group and Todd Boehly.

“Liverpool are now tasked with trying to compete for the same calibre of player without being able to offer as much, in terms of money.

“It’s very, very hard and although I agree that some of Klopp’s recruitment decisions haven’t paid off, such as bringing in Cody Gakpo from PSV in favour of a new midfielder, every manager makes mistakes, but look at all the ones he did turn into world beaters – Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Virgil Van Dijk and Andy Robertson are just some who have benefited from the German’s vision.

“The situation the club finds itself in now is needing to replace a lot of players and it’s never something they’re going to be able to do in one window.

“Fans forget that when Pep Guardiola came to City, he pretty much changed their entire defence overnight and he’s lauded as a revolutionary, world-class tactician. Now you imagine what Klopp could do if he was given the same resources.”

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