Liverpool board 'make feelings clear' over sacking Klopp amid claims he could step down
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The Liverpool board have made their stance clear over the future of manager Jurgen Klopp, according to a new report.
The Reds have struggled for form throughout much of the current season, and sit in 11th place in the league table.
They have not won any of their last four Premier League games, and are out of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup - two trophies the club won last season.
After Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Wolves, Klopp said the result was 'very frustrating' and 'very disappointing', with the Reds conceding two goals in the opening 12 minutes. After the game, German journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft stated his belief that Klopp could walk away from Anfield.
Liverpool's midfield and defence have been criticised heavily this season, but they have now failed to score in any of their last three Premier League games. Furthermore, the club's top scorer since the World Cup ended is Leicester defender Wout Faes, who scored two own goals in the Reds' 2-1 win over Brendan Rodgers' side in December.
But Klopp has been backed to turn things around, especially given his incredible success at Anfield over the years, and a lack of investment in the playing squad has been cited as a key factor behind the side's struggles.
And Liverpool's board have reportedly expressed their feelings.
Liverpool board 'make Klopp stance clear'
According to The Athletic, there is 'no chance' of Liverpool sacking Klopp, and he retains the full backing of the club's owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG).
It is also claimed that, whatever happens during the rest of the season, the German will lead the summer rebuild, which could include a big-money move for Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham.
Klopp has developed a reputation as one of the world's top managers, having led Dortmund and Liverpool to consistent, elite-level contenders during his time at both clubs.
He will have to do so for a second time at Anfield from this summer, with the Reds struggling to recapture the form that consistently made them fierce challengers for domestic titles.
They are still in the Champions League, however, and Klopp will be looking to get revenge on Real Madrid, who defeated Liverpool in last season's final, when the two teams face off in the last 16 stage of the competition, which gets underway next week.
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