Will Jurgen Klopp Leave Liverpool? Or Should He Be Allowed To Rebuild
Could what was previously the unthinkable over at Anfield now become a possibility? Will manager Jurgen Klopp leave Liverpool?
If you had asked anyone this question a few short months ago you would have been laughed at and rightfully so.
Now? Some may still laugh but with Liverpool sitting 10th in the Premier League table and only one win in the last five league games there is some uncertainty around Klopp’s future.
There is plenty of frustration around Anfield right now and if results continue in this fashion then the pressure will begin to mount on Klopp who has won so much with this club.
At BoyleSports we sat down with a man who knows a lot about Liverpool Football Club having spent years playing for local rivals Everton. That man is Pat Nevin and we got his take on if Jurgen Klopp will stay at Liverpool.
Nevin also chatted to us about what the next move is for Irish goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher in his career, the Anthony Gordon transfer saga and how valuable Damien Duff would be in this era.
Is Jurgen Klopp Staying At Liverpool?
Q. How long before Jurgen Klopp is fighting to save his job?
Jurgen Klopp might have to fight to save his job now, but if it was me I would 100% let him go rebuild the squad.
Where Klopp built that squad from is extraordinary. He’s had to adapt a few times now and changed the system and personnel a few times.
He will have to do it again, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk are not getting any younger, the midfield is old, and there is a lot to be done. They also have a lot of challenges in the transfer market now Arsenal, Newcastle, Manchester City and Chelsea will be going for the same players they want, whilst not having the same finances as those clubs.
Chelsea are hoovering up every young talent in the world at the moment, it’s a tough time. But is there anyone in the world that could rebuild a team better than Klopp? I don’t think so. He needs at least year to transition this team.
If Liverpool are to rebuild then a Mason Mount transfer to Anfield could be on the cards this summer.
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Caoimhin Kelleher Should Leave Liverpool
Q. Caoimhin Kelleher is an interesting one – he looks to have so much potential but with Allison in front of him his game time is so limited. How much of a concern would a lack of playing time have to his development long term? Would seeking a loan move in the summer be better for him?
It’s a difficult situation for goalkeepers whether to move on or not. You have to look at the standard of backup goalkeepers in the Premier League over the past 20 years, they would be playing every week at any other team.
For Caoimhin Kelleher, it comes down to finances. How many other Premier League clubs can afford to pay for what he’s being paid at the moment? Or should he take less wages in order to play every week? He has to ask himself this question, what’s more important, looking after yourself, your family and your finances or trying to have the best career you can possibly have?
If I was Kelleher, I would leave Liverpool.
I’ve been in this situation before, I left one club and took a third of the wages because I wanted to play every week.
Everton Were Right To Get Rid Of Anthony Gordon
Q. Anthony Gordon has drawn criticism for his behaviour in securing a move to Newcastle. What did you make of it?
Anthony Gordon had to come in and learn quickly when he came through the academy and played really well on some occasions. But in his final moments at the club, there was no effort. And in that situation from an Evertonian perspective, you need to get rid of him, full stop.
Gordon is a very good player, but if your complaining about not getting game time at the one club you have been at, then leave for one of the soon-to-be top clubs in the world in Newcastle where you’re also not going to be playing every week, what will your attitude be like then? He needs to get his head right and work hard.
At the end of the day, Everton signed him for nothing, and then sold him for £45 million, that’s not too bad!
Damien Duff Worth £80 Million In Today’s Transfer Market
Q. Chelsea signed Damien Duff 20 years ago for a then club-record £17m. How much would he be worth in today’s market?
Damien Duff would be worth around the same price as Mykhailo Mudryk if he was playing now, so around £80 million.
Chelsea have done these club record deals loads over the years, you could say the same with Eden Hazard, how much would a young Hazard be worth in today’s market?
It makes sense why the market has inflated because of all the TV revenue and more, which is why I think players like Hazard and Duff would be worth a lot more in today’s market.
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