Luis Garcia: What the Liverpool players will be thinking about Jurgen Klopp

Luis Garcia believes tiredness has caught up

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Luis Garcia believes the Liverpool squad will still have confidence in Jurgen Klopp despite their disappointing start to 2017.

The Reds crashed out of the EFL Cup last week after a 1-0 loss to Southampton following Shane Long’s added-time winner which sealed a 2-0 aggregate win at Anfield.

Liverpool made a premature exit from the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon after Klopp’s side suffered the humiliation of a 2-1 defeat by Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers in the fourth round.

The 18-time English champions hadn’t won a Premier League game this year ahead of the visit of leaders Chelsea after successive stalemates with Sunderland and Manchester United was followed by a 3-2 loss to relegation candidates Swansea City.

But Champions League winner Garcia is adamant that the Liverpool’s squad faith in Klopp won’t have been shaken despite their difficult run of results.

“The high intensity they have shown in the last few months has been unbelievable. They have been working very hard and running so hard for seventy, eighty minutes all season. I watched them pre-season and saw how hard they were training. It is not an excuse but it’s true and has to be mentioned. The tiredness is there. We do too much,” said Garcia, speaking exclusively to 888sport.

Garcia added: “The players are tired because of so many games. It is true that they have to change, but not that much, because the players would be asking why after only a few bad results. They need to keep going the same way but maybe find someone who can help in the middle of the park, because they are struggling there with all the injuries.”

Liverpool had managed to win just one of their eight games in 2017 so far after a 1-1 draw with leaders Chelsea at Anfield in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

Read the full 888sport interview with Luis Garcia, including his thoughts on why Liverpool’s defence need characters like Carragher to shake them up.

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