Robbie Savage questions Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp decisions in critical outburst


That’s the view of pundit Robbie Savage who has warned Klopp ahead of a key period in Liverpool’s season.

The Reds were knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves and it was their second defeat in a row after a loss to Manchester City.

Liverpool suffered a similar blip under Klopp two years ago and they didn’t recover from it in their hunt for the Premier League title.

This time, they’re four points clear ahead of a trip to Brighton on Saturday (3pm).

And Savage believes Klopp needs to win the title with Liverpool having last won a trophy with the 2012 League Cup.

“Liverpool FC is not just about going to the match every Saturday, it’s a way of life, it’s a religion, it’s about glory, success, prestige,” Savage wrote for the Mirror.

“When it’s been seven years without a trophy to parade around Anfield, Klopp needs the mentality of winners, not nearly-men who are great entertainers with no pots to show for it.

“They were capable of winning the FA Cup and, if you are going to rest your big guns, fine – give them the night off.

“But if you are going to bring Mo Salah off the bench when you are 2-1 down, why not play him from the start and rest him after 60 minutes when you might be 2-1 up?

“When you have gone seven years without a ­trophy, I’m not sure you can prioritise one competition ahead of others.

“Klopp has done an amazing job, and I would happily sit and watch his team play all night, but the Reds veered off-course in January two years ago and I hope the same thing is not happening now.

“At the turn of the New Year, people were talking about them as favourites for the title – and rightly so.

“But being front runners brings its own pressure, and now the gap is down to four points – and most of this squad have no previous experience of being at the sharp end of a title race.”

Klopp is set to play Fabinho in defence for Liverpool at Brighton as he suffers from a defensive crisis.

Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren are both currently sidelined with injury.

Joel Matip has spent time out though Klopp revealed he is training ahead of the trip to the south coast.



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