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Former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch has insisted that Jurgen Klopp should not be under any pressure at Anfield despite a recent losing streak of results, stating that all his achievements at the club deserve patience to win again.
A difficult 2020/21 calendar has taken its toll on a Liverpool side that has been badly affected by two major injuries to the heart of the defense. The Reds haven’t won a Premier League game this side of Christmas, they haven’t even scored a league goal in 2021.
Klopp is missing Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, both with long-term knee injuries, his strongest XI and the lack of depth in his back has had a ripple effect on the rest of the team due to a forced reorganization. to plug the holes.
Whether or not the work of true Liverpool fans, #KloppOut was trending on Twitter following the FA Cup loss to Manchester United, but Crouch insists there is some reason to think that the coach who handed over the first title of The club’s league in 30 years is in some danger.
“I don’t think I’m under pressure at all. I think he got grace there for two or three years, even if he doesn’t win another game, because of what he did, ”Crouch said. 90 minutes Ben haines.
“They have been great for the last two or three years, especially. Running one of the best Man City sites we’ve seen so closely [in 2018/19], and then win the Champions League, win the Premier League, ”added the 39-year-old.
“Yes, they are going through a slump. I’ve been to a lot of games this season and they haven’t lived up to the usual standards and have definitely dropped. But, having said that, they are first-rate players, world-class players, and I think they will be back at their best very soon. ”
Crouch believes there is no single reason for Liverpool’s poor results of late, but one of the biggest issues is the loss of Van Dijk and not just as an isolated absence.
“I don’t think there is a big problem at the club at all,” Crouch, who is a regular expert on BT sporthe explained.
“I think one of the big factors, obviously, was Van Dijk, but then having to destroy the midfield to deal with that. With [Jordan] Henderson and Fabinho came out of that midfield, then you lose something in midfield and I think those kind of swarms really get through the team.
“They end up with a lack of cohesion and lack of confidence, and then the goals have dried up for the three forwards. Trento [Alexander-Arnold’s] the crosses are not finding people when they always did [before].
“There are many factors that explain why it has not gone as well as the season. But, having said that, they’ve been at the top of the league for most of the year and now they’re just going through a little trouble. “
Regardless of whether or not Klopp should feel pressure, there is still pressure on Liverpool to end their winless streak. They continue a congested schedule as they face Tottenham on Thursday night, ahead of more tough matches against West Ham, Manchester City, Leicester, RB Leipzig and Everton in the next three weeks alone.
“It’s been too many games, hands down, so they just need to get back on the winning track and it would be a great game to come back if they beat the Spurs,” Crouch said.