At the time of writing, Liverpool are just four points above the Premier League relegation zone after goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Bucayo Saka.  sealed an important win for Mikel Arteta’s men at the Emirates.
After several years of challenging for the title alongside champions Manchester City, the Reds have managed just two wins from eight this season – an auspicious start.
Liverpool’s form in the league has caused concern among fans and Jurgen Klopp’s admission that his side are out of the title race – with the gap between them and Arsenal widening to 14 points this weekend – was a big point discussion.
And so was the German coach’s interview with Viaplay journalist and former Premier League midfielder Jan Aage Fjortoft.
As you can see in the video below, Klopp spoke about how the game unfolded, controversial decisions and injuries to Trent Alexander-Arnold and Luis Diaz. Below you can see the entire interview.
Liverpool fans’ reaction to the interview was unanimous. One said: “It physically hurts to see this man suffer like this,” while another wrote: “He looks so tired and broken.”
A third commented: “Show it to all our players. The fact that he’s feeling so low and sad should be motivation enough for everyone at the club.”
A fourth said: “I’ve never seen Klopp so upset after a defeat” and a fifth commented: “My God he looks so tired here. I’m not shocked given he’s not getting any help from the people above him to help this team. Stay on top. It goes without saying that he has my full support to sort this situation out eventually.”
Behind Klopp. Man has done everything for us. He looked so down in that interview. More than ever he needs the support of the fans.
— Jamie The Irish Red YNWA 🇮🇪 (@JamieIrishRed) October 10, 2022
As previously reported, Klopp also admitted that Liverpool were no longer in the title race despite playing just eight games this season.
After the match, the German manager was asked by beIN Sport journalist Carrie Brown: “You said before this meeting that the title race was over…”
But before Brown could finish her question, Klopp burst out laughing.
Brown added: “Do you really think that after this performance, it’s now a 14-point gap – a big gap, albeit with a game in hand – you’re really writing off the title this early in the season?”
Klopp replied: “Yes of course. It’s not interesting. If some miracle happens in the next few months suddenly, because of everything else, they start losing all their games and we start winning. That’s the first thing we have to do, then we would be at odds again.
“We can talk, but that’s not really our problem. We understand the situation, we have other problems. We have to find a way to win football games consistently and that hasn’t come out yet this season.”
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