Former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor has hit again at requires Jurgen Klopp to be sacked, insisting ‘the membership are behind him’ throughout a ‘heartbreaking’ time for the coach.
The percentages have been slashed on the German’s Anfield exit, with Klopp now the favorite within the Premier League managerial sack race after the Reds’ almighty collapse at Leicester.
Liverpool had been trying on their option to a slim victory on the King Energy Stadium as Mohamed Salah’s 17th objective of the season handed them a 1-Zero lead with 12 minutes to go, just for the guests to concede three objectives in a mad seven-minute spell to go away their title defence in tatters.
The consequence left the Reds a full 13 factors adrift of leaders Man City in fourth place, with solely six factors now separating Liverpool from tenth-place Arsenal.
It’s been a tricky 12 months for Klopp, and never simply on the pitch.
Whereas his group have solely gained TWO of their final TEN league video games for the reason that flip of the 12 months – together with their present run of three straight defeats – the 53-year-old sadly misplaced his mom in January.
And Klopp, who stated Elisabeth ‘meant all the things to me’, couldn’t even attend the funeral in Germany attributable to COVID-19 journey restrictions.
A bunch of Liverpool followers confirmed their help for the supervisor by tying a home made banner to the gates of Anfield over the weekend, which learn: ‘Jurgen Klopp YNWA’.
And Mellor insists Klopp has the complete backing of the membership and supporters, regardless of claims within the press he’s near the sack.
“It’s been heartbreaking for Jurgen,” the previous striker stated on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast.
“It’s so unhappy that he can’t be together with his household. I do know that this virus has prompted issue and disruption for us all, however it’s come at a very powerful time for Jurgen.
“It’s been a very powerful run of fixtures as properly for Liverpool, and outcomes haven’t helped that.
“However the membership are with him and the followers are actually with him – there was an enormous banner at Anfield to indicate followers’ help of him.
“Jurgen’s been there for 5 years and he’s reworked that soccer membership, he’s introduced a togetherness.
“Liverpool have gained the Premier League, they’ve gained the Champions League, and are actually constantly competing on the prime.
“When he got here in, Liverpool had been struggling to even make the highest 4!
“I actually hope he can get by this powerful time, however no less than he is aware of the membership and the followers are behind him.”