According to Gabriel Agbonlahor, if Liverpool have a poor start to the upcoming season, Jurgen Klopp may be fired.
The Reds’ season has been a major letdown, and despite a late comeback, they appear to be out of the Champions League for the upcoming season.
This week, Manchester United and Newcastle triumphed over Bournemouth and Brighton, respectively, while the Premier League runner-up from last year stumbled to a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.
On Roberto Firmino’s final game at Anfield, they actually needed a late equalizer from him to earn a point.
Gabriel Agbonlahor, a regular on talkSPORT, expressed some bold opinions about Jurgen Klopp’s future after the final whistle on Saturday.
If Liverpool starts next season the same way they did this one, the 36-year-old former Aston Villa striker says he can see Liverpool letting the German manager go.
He said, “For Liverpool and the standards they’ve set, this is a really, really bad season. They are 19 points behind Manchester City, who they helped win the league last year.
“If you think back to the beginning of the season, when Manchester United lost 4-0 to Brentford, Jurgen Klopp calls up [talkSPORT] and complains about how I mentioned Manchester United, and the game after, they lose to Manchester United.
“And take a look at their season; Liverpool have had a tough year. I wouldn’t be surprised if Klopp is fired if they have a poor start to the upcoming season.”
In response to Agbonlahor’s remarks, fans responded as follows
A commenter stated: “No chance they fire him, but I don’t see him staying there after next season if they’re not contending for the league either, and with City probably only going to get better in the summer. The task will be challenging.”
Another person said: “Couldn’t be more off the mark; he’s had a off season, so what. Still only a few victories away from the top 4. They require investments in the team similar to those made by Arsenal, City, and United. The ongoing rivalry between LFC and City will continue into the upcoming season.”
A third said: “This guy has no idea how there would be mutiny if that happens… he has his own agenda against Klopp. The majority of the fans would agree with me if I said I would sell EVERY player before firing Klopp.”
A fourth added: “Gabby knows nothing. Klopp will decide when he departs, so he won’t be fired. His supporters won’t let him be fired.”
‘Already complete’ — £60 million Jurgen Klopp priority target ‘will play’ for Liverpool next season
This summer, Alexis Mac Allister is expected to move to Liverpool after a deal, according to reports, was finalized. The Argentinian was one of Jurgen Klopp’s top targets for the upcoming transfer window, and it now appears as though he has secured his services.
The most recent information from TyC Sports indicates that the World Cup champion will transfer from Brighton and Hove Albion to Anfield at the conclusion of the current campaign. The agreement is already finalized, and Mac Allister will join Liverpool even though it hasn’t yet been given the official seal of approval.
In an effort to strengthen their engine room, the Reds planned to offer the midfielder a multi-year contract. This summer, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keta will all depart, giving Klopp plenty of room to bring in new players.
Additionally, Fabio Carvalho has been given permission to look into moving somewhere else, whether it be temporarily or permanently. John Aldridge, a legend of Anfield, thinks the Reds might give up Thiago to clear some space and raise money for what looks to be a successful season in the transfer market.
The Merseyside team initially concentrated primarily on Jude Bellingham, but interest waned due to his close ties to Real Madrid. Mason Mount of Chelsea and Ryan Gravenberch of Bayern Munich have since been named as alternatives.
According to reports, Liverpool paid close to €70 million (£60 million) for Mac Allister’s services in the deal. Despite playing in the middle of the field, he has contributed 12 goals to the Seagulls this season and is their top scorer.