Jurgen Klopp on whether he is afraid of being fired: "Not really but who knows,"
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Jurgen Klopp was disappointed after his team's 4-1 defeat by Napoli. Liverpool is in desperate shape and they need an urgent solution to their problems. He is most disappointed with the defense, which did not do its job properly.
"You don’t think a lot after the game, you react more,” Jurgen Klopp said on the press conference. “We have to kind of reinvent ourselves because basic things were not there. It’s a difficult period, no doubt about that.
If you’re not playing exceptionally well, you still can defend on a really high level. We should be able to do that. The start of the game doesn’t help. If we want to defend better and concede a penalty after three minutes and the next one, obviously you cannot exactly do that.
Tonight we were caught in-between. But, still, it’s the job to do. That’s what I mean. It’s not that we have to reinvent a new kind of football. You always try to improve but in this moment obviously everybody would be happy if we could just play similar stuff to what we used to play.
Tonight was the least compact performance I saw for a long, long time from us… and other teams as well. Napoli was really good but we made it easy for them because we lost the ball in areas and then the next situation was a counter-attack.
No, that’s not how it should be. A few things are really clear, we have to change that, and the reason why it’s now like this is getting a bit more clearer as well. But I need time for just saying the right things because at the moment it’s not 100 per cent clear”.
Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp
After Thomas Tuchel was fired after a few bad matches, journalists were interested in whether Klopp felt the same fear. “Not really but who knows,” Klopp said. “The difference obviously (is) they are different kind of owners.
Our owners are rather calm and expect from me to sort the situation and not thinking that someone else should sort it. That’s how they always saw it and on the day when they change their thoughts then they might tell me”.
Spalletti is happy after his team's victory. It must be admitted that they looked great. “I think we need to be clear,” Luciano Spalletti said. “Yes, we are very happy, I enjoyed watching this performance first and foremost because Napoli produced a great performance against a top team like Liverpool.
But I think we need to be clear: we mustn’t get distracted by other situations. Above all, you realise just how happy you send the fans home after a game like this. I am very pleased to see the smile on the supporters’ faces but we need to go again”.