Klopp facing the biggest challenge of his Liverpool career amid a dressing room revolt after a low start of the season.
Many people, including Jurgen Klopp, have had trouble explaining Liverpool’s subpar start to the season.
The German coach didn’t seem to have many explanations for his club’s 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest on Saturday when the Liverpool team was languishing in ninth place in the PremierPINC +1.3% League standings.
Injuries have been a factor in Liverpool’s inconsistent form this season and they certainly missed Thiago Alcantara and Darwin Nunez against Forest.
Both players had impressed in recent wins over Rangers, Manchester City, and West Ham and might have changed the dynamic of the match at the City Ground had they been available.
However, despite having the majority of their roster available, Liverpool has struggled this season. It’s possible that the Reds have just gotten too old to play the way their German manager wants them to because a large portion of Klopp’s team is now 30 or older. Liverpool needs to be revitalized.
The biggest test for Klopp’s Liverpool career—and possibly his entire managerial career—lies ahead.
To fight with Manchester City at the top of the English and European games once more, he must rebuild his team.
The strategy of matching Liverpool’s hiring with his own coaching prowess must be used again by Klopp.
For all his success at the elite level of the sport as a manager, the 55-year-old hasn’t rebuilt a team from the ground following the end of a cycle. This is the task he faces at Liverpool now.
Klopp facing dressing room revolt at Liverpool
There have been reports of a spat between Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and captain Jordan Henderson.
The latest defeat on Saturday has been followed by claims of a falling-out between Jurgen Klopp and Jordan Henderson.
Club captain Henderson was left on the bench by Klopp for Saturday’s defeat against Nottingham Forest, despite the Reds losing Thiago Alcantara to an ear infection in the lead-up to the game.
While neither player nor manager has hinted at any disagreement, former England midfielder Paul Scholes has suggested things aren’t quite right between the pair.
“He has Jordan Henderson on the bench, he should be playing,” Scholes told Premier League Productions. “He is the leader of the team. He’s the captain and the one, the Casemiro type of role, and he gets everyone ticking around.
“He seems to have fallen out with him or carrying an injury. There is something not quite right there.”
An injury could be behind the omission, or Klopp may have simply opted to rotate his squad. In other cases, though, things appeared to be a little more clear-cut when it comes to the relationship between player and manager.
Nevertheless, Klopp has tended to have a good relationship with members of the Liverpool squad.