Having led Liverpool to a remarkable period of success, winning the Champions League, Premier League, Club World Cup and Super Cup in the space of 12 months, things have taken a significant downturn for Klopp on Merseyside this season.
Having lost all three of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip to potentially season-ending injuries, as well as a number of other key players enduring spells on the sidelines, the reigning Premier League champions currently sit sixth in the league standings, 25 points behind table-toppers Manchester City, as well as having been dumped out of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup by Manchester United and Arsenal respectively.
As a result, the German’s future at Anfield has been the subject of speculation in recent weeks, however, speaking on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, Romano claimed that the 53-year-old retains the full backing of the Liverpool board.
He said: “I want to say that he is denying everything and it’s true because he’s focused on Liverpool. Liverpool are really respecting Klopp. It’s probably the most difficult period for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. It’s not an easy moment, apart from the Champions League.
“But, they are with him. They are backing Jurgen Klopp. The situation in the Premier League is not the best one, but they are with him, they are planning with him for the future. So, I want to say that Klopp is with Liverpool, is focused on Liverpool, they are backing him and they are going on together, planning together for the future and let’s see what happens. But, they are with Jurgen Klopp.”
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Considering the amount of success Klopp has brought in his time at Liverpool, perhaps it is not surprising news that the club are supporting their manager fully through their current run of poor league form, which would surely therefore be of huge relief to the Reds fanbase.
It could easily be argued that keeping Klopp – especially amid speculation over his future – is the best chance Liverpool have of future success, having delivered their first silverware for seven years in the grandest of manners between 2019-2020.
And, if Romano is to be believed, it would appear as if the German and the Reds are planning for the club’s long-term future together, meaning that, with a little over three years remaining on his current deal on Merseyside, it would seem as if the £192k-per-week manager is going nowhere anytime soon.