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  • Updated: April 03, 2023

Last Man Standing — Klopp Comments On Sacking Spree In Premier League

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has questioned why he still has a job as other Premier League clubs continue to sack their managers.

With Chelsea and Leicester City both parting ways with their managers over the weekend, and Tottenham having done the same last month, Klopp joked that he must be the "last man standing" in the Premier League managerial ranks.

"What can I say about that (the sackings)? The elephant in the room is probably why am I still sitting here in this crazy world? Last man standing," Klopp told reporters ahead of Tuesday's game against Chelsea.

"So I think both clubs are not in the spots where they expect to be... I respect them (Potter and Rodgers) a lot. Really good people and fantastic managers, both of them. But things can go wrong.

"We all accept that part of the business, but that's it. Conte was last week, (Julian) Nagelsmann and now these two. The season is in a decisive part, people are afraid of maybe not reaching their targets."

Despite having led Liverpool to Premier League and Champions League titles, Klopp is under pressure with his team currently sitting in eighth place in the league.

"It is how it is. Some clubs are underachieving, definitely us too... There are expectations out there, rightly so, and if you don't reach them, then you have to accept the decisions," he said.

On his own future, the German manager said Liverpool have "smart owners" but he did not like the fact that he was still in the job because of his previous success with the club.

"I'm here to deliver, I'm not here as a talisman or for murals on houses' walls," he said.

"I know as well I'm still here because of what happened in the last few years, I don't like the fact that I have to rely on that.

He also expressed disappointment in Liverpool's performances and said that the club needs to "find a way out" of their current struggles.

"But we have to sort it, we cannot just continue playing like we do from time to time. Not always, thank god. That's not allowed, really. I'm really disappointed about us, but it happens and we have to find a way out."

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