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"Elephant in the room" - Klopp addresses Liverpool future after Potter’s Chelsea sacking

Chris Byfield

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"Elephant in the room" - Klopp addresses Liverpool future after Potter’s Chelsea sacking

Jurgen Klopp discussed his Liverpool future while breaking his silence on Graham Potter’s Chelsea sacking.

On Sunday, Chelsea dismissed Potter after less than seven months in charge following the west London club’s 2-0 home defeat to Aston Villa.

It was the former Brighton manager’s 11th defeat in his 31 games as Blues boss, having only replaced Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge on September 8.

Chelsea are 11th in the Premier League, some 12 points adrift of the top four, despite having spent more than £550m on new players since the summer window.

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There have now been 13 managerial changes in the Premier League this term - three more than in the previous campaign - with Leicester City having also sacked Brendan Rodgers on Sunday.

Klopp breaks silence on Potter sacking

Klopp addressed his future following Liverpool’s humbling 4-1 loss against Man City.

The German said: "I don't like the fact I have to rely on [the past success] but I am fully here, we have to sort it.

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"We cannot just continue playing how we do from time to time. I am really disappointed about us that we do this but it happens. We have to find a way out."

The Liverpool boss, who has been under pressure this season, also broke his silence on Sunday’s dismissals.

Liverpool are currently eighth in the table, eight points behind Manchester United in fourth.

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When asked about the Potter and Rodgers’ respective sackings, Klopp said, via the Liverpool Echo: "What can I say? The elephant in the room is why am I still sitting here in this crazy world?

"Last man standing! So, I think both clubs are not where they expect to be. I respect [Potter/Rodgers] a lot. Good people, fantastic managers.

“That's part of the business, but that is it. Last week (Julian) Nagelsmann and now these two.

"The season is in a decisive part. People are afraid of not reaching their targets.

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"I think it's 12 (sackings) now, which is an awful number.

"I think some clubs are underachieving, us too. There are expectations out there, rightly so and if you don't reach them, you have to accept the decisions."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Chelsea, Graham Potter, Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City

Chris Byfield
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