Jurgen Klopp under no pressure at Liverpool FC, insists ex-defender

Mark Lawrenson believes the Liverpool FC board are very happy with Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Jurgen Klopp isn’t under any pressure at Liverpool FC, according to Mark Lawrenson.

The Merseyside outfit finished in fourth place in their first full season under Klopp last term to secure their place in the Champions League after a two-season absence.

However, Liverpool FC have made an unconvincing start to the 2017-18 campaign with some impressive attacking performance being undermined by their inability to defend.

The 18-time English champions have conceded 18 times in 13 games in the Premier League to drop down to fifth place in the table.

Liverpool FC squandered a leading position to draw 1-1 with defending champions Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday evening to miss out on a top-four spot.

Klopp has failed to address Liverpool FC’s obvious attacking problems since taking over the reins from his predecessor Brendan Rodgers in October 2015.

The Liverpool FC manager has signed Joel Matip, Andy Robertson, Ragnar Klavan and Andy Robertson since taking control of the club but only the ex-Schalke centre-half has proven a decent addition.

But perhaps worryingly for some cynical Liverpool FC fans, Klopp is seemingly under no pressure at the Anfield outfit.

Lawrenson told Newstalk: “He doesn’t see [improving the defence] as the ultimate thing he has to do. He is under no pressure from FSG. Absolutely none.”

Liverpool FC haven’t won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

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