Who would have thought that this would be an option after Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool team nearly swept all before them last season? For seven seasons they have been challenging on all fronts and won every trophy on offer with a brand of attacking, high energy play that has been the envy of the footballing world.
Pep Guardiola has never shied away from the fact that Klopp’s incarnation of the red machine is the greatest club side that he has ever faced. French superstar, Kylian Mbappe has also spoken of his admiration for their all action style, while Barcelona are still shell shocked after throwing away a 3-0 lead at Anfield in the Champions League and may never fully recover.
But with Liverpool currently sitting in eighth spot in the Premier League having lost nine times to the likes of Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest, questions are starting to be asked about the German’s future at the club.
For many fans his position is unshakable. The Liverpool faithful love the man who brought them their first league title in 30 years and nothing will see them pushing for Jurgen Klopp to be sacked. They will point to the fact his relatively small squad played every game last season, have picked up injuries and look mentally drained. They will also throw dirt at Liverpool’s owners saying more needed to be done in recent transfer windows to avoid what was an inevitable burn out for certain players.
While all of these may be factors in this season’s poor form Klopp himself is aware that that football is a results driven business and if results aren’t going your way, your job is on the line.
"“No [I haven’t had a season like this], thank God,” Klopp told BBC Sport.“I wouldn’t be manager of Liverpool if I had a couple of these seasons. We have to get through it. That’s how life is. You have to fight to change your fortunes.”"
The truth is Liverpool simply haven’t been good enough especially with the players at their disposal. Klopp himself seems unsure of his best 11. He’s unsure of the best system and he’s unsure of what to do or say to motivate his players out of their negative rut.
So, should he be sacked? Of course not. There’s no doubt that this dreadful season has been down to a culmination of things that are almost out of his control. These things have led to him second guessing himself, his ideas, and the squad that he once thought would run through brick walls for him and the club. But, he has more than earned the right to try and fix it. He just needs the chance to shift on some dead wood, he needs the backing to sign players that are hungry to play for him, he needs the support of the fans, and he needs to have a good hard look at himself and bring back the things that have made him so successful.
However, if people think Jurgen Klopp is un sackable they are very wrong. And if results don’t turnaround by Christmas and Klopp has been given the backing that has been promised, then we may find Jurgen Klopp on the unemployment line in 2024.