Date: 16th February 2021 at 1:35pm
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Liverpool journalist James Pearce has been sharing some details on the current atmosphere behind the scenes at the Merseyside

This comes after Pearce recently made an appearance on The Athletic’s Liverpool-themed podcast The Red Agenda where he spoke about a number of topics concerning Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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After recent reports coming out that Klopp blasted his players after seeing them fall to a 3-1 defeat against City at the weekend, as well as club captain Jordan Henderson apparently shouting at Thiago Alcantara during the match, Pearce was asked whether or not there is any disruption in the Liverpool dressing room at the moment.

In response, Pearce had this to say on the matter.

He said: “I mean, there’s certainly no issues behind the scenes that I’m aware of. I think that’s the other thing that people ultimately jump to and assume that on the back of a few bad results that everyone’s at each other’s throats.

“There were some pretty wild ridiculous rumours doing the rounds at the weekend, but that’s sadly a sign of the times with how quick it is for crazy rumours to spread over WhatsApp and social media.

“But no, there’s no hint of any issues behind the scenes. The spirit and unity that Klopp has created at Liverpool, that hasn’t just suddenly disappeared, this is just a collectively bad time. It’s not like people are sniping from the corners of the dressing room or there are disagreements, it’s just a time where they have to come together.”

Goals from James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes saw the Reds leave the empty-handed after losing 4-1 to City at Anfield in their previous league fixture.

TIF Thoughts on James Pearce’s comments on the Liverpool dressing room…

Despite the club’s poor run of form recently having just won two out of their previous 10 league fixtures, it will be reassuring for the Liverpool fans to hear from Pearce that there is no disruption in the dressing room at this moment in time.

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Their upcoming fixtures in the and the Merseyside derby this weekend will be a sure test of whether they can bounce back or perhaps have things escalate in the wrong direction, though their impressive record from last season suggests they have plenty in reserve with regards to collective mental strength.

In our view, the team and management need to be as strong and as together as a unit if they want any chance of turning their poor run of form around and securing their place in the top four by the end of the season.