EPL: This Liverpool history could hurt Jurgen Klopp


Everything looks well for manager Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool especially after leading his team to a historic Premier League win last season and the Champions Leg sue earlier in 2018.

The new season is already up and it looks all fine for Liverpool as they sit second on the log but the injury of Virgil Van Dijk calls for major concern for the German’s boss and his bid to secure another title.

The absence of Virgil Van Dijk from Liverpool’s team for the rest of the season is arguably the toughest challenge for Jurgen Klopp to bear with and that leaves him in a similar situation as former Reds manager Brendan Rodgers and that development led to his sack at the club.

It would be recalled that Brendan Rodgers was sacked after 11 games in all competitions in the 2015/2016 season because he had a leaky defence and was unable to resolve it before it cost him his job.

Although, Brendan Rodgers did not have the financial support been given to manager Jurgen Klopp at that time and he never had a player as good as Virgil Van Dijk but what relates to the current situation is the lack of defence.

There is no doubt that the difference between Brendan Rodgers’ situation and that of Jurgen Klopp will be how the latter manages the situation to ensure that he does not lose games unnecessarily before the end of the season.

So far, Jurgen Klopp has been able to make good use of Joe Gomez and Fabinho to get the required results and that must continue for him to save his job.

The German boss has about 10 games more to be able to sign a new defender in the January winter transfer window as the reds have been linked with a number of players but time will tell if he will be able to get the team going.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.