Jurgen Klopp concedes that he would be a real idiot if he doubts the Liverpool squad



After their unbeaten Premier League streak came to an end against the Nigel Pearson side, Watford, former Borussia Dortmund, and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp feels that he would be a “real idiot” to doubt his players and squad.

On the last weekend, i.e on Saturday, the relegation battling Watford side defeated Liverpool by a scoreline of 3-0 with Ismalia Sarr scoring the brace and Troy Deeney slotting past the goalkeeper. Further, the Hornets dashed Liverpool’s hope of getting the Premier League title without getting defeated. Also, they ended Liverpool’s 44-match unbeaten run.

Though Liverpool is on their track to claim their first league crown for the first time in three decades, remain 22 points clear of the second-placed Manchester City with a game more played than Pep Guardiola’s Cityzens.

Ahead of the Chelsea game in the FA Cup fifth round,  Jurgen Klopp said that he retains the trust in his squad and players. He also said that he never doubts the capability of the team and the players he has at Merseyside.


“I am not a little bit in doubt about the character of the boys and I would be a real idiot if I would be because they deserve my trust, my faith, and they don’t lose it after a bad game,”

“It can happen that I get angry but I didn’t get angry with the players in this meeting. If I go in that meeting and shout at them like they have lost the last 10 games because of a bad attitude that would be really strange. I am not interested that after the meeting I feel better. I am interested in the boys getting the right information.

“The situation we are in is special. Who can give us advice? Could I say that is the way we have to deal with it because I was there 20 times before and we dealt with it like this and it always worked out? No.

The manager was also of the opinion that Liverpool have come a long way to reach the stage they are in today, He said these incredible performances, sensational football and wonderful goals are the results of determination and hard work at Anfield.

I was never in a situation like that. We came through an incredible long period with incredible performances, sensational football, wonderful goals and great success until this point.

“There is a reason for losing a game and I prefer seeing the reason than not knowing why. It was not that the fortunes changed or that destiny wanted to give us a knock. We were just not good enough. That is the easy answer and that is filled with a lot of information that the boys get but not too much because we don’t want to think about that game for too long.”

However, Jurgen Klopp’s side were defeated against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea by a scoreline of 2-0. Billy Gilmour had the numbers of Liverpool’s midfielder, Fabinho and dished out great passes in the midfield. The experienced player, Willian gave the first blow for Merseysiders whereas Ross Barley nailed the final nail in the coffin of Liverpool.

This is the third loss in four games for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp is expected to take a wake up call before they face Atletico Madrid in the crucial home lead at Anfield in the Champions League. But the question that remains is can Liverpool hold on to their lead in the Premier League or will they let slip once again?