There have been calls by a section of Liverpool fans on social media for Jurgen Klopp to be sacked after Liverpool’s poor start to the season.
Liverpool have won only two Premier League games this season with the win coming against newly promoted side Bournemouth and Newcastle United all at Anfield. The Red are 10th on the Premier League table with 10 points and just 4 points off the regelation zone.
However, Liverpool stands a good chance of qualifying for their Champions League after picking 9 points from their last three games and might finish second behind inform Napoli.
Former Liverpool Midfielder Danny Murphy has revealed that Liverpool’s legendary duo Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso could be in line to succeed or replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool’s next manager.
Xabi Alonso was recently appointed the manager of Bayer 04 Leverkusen while Steven Gerrard is in charge of Premier League side Aston Villa.
What did Danny Murphy say?
The former England and Liverpool midfielder said on Fair Betting Site: “I think Steven Gerrard or Xabi Alonso could manage Liverpool, absolutely, yeah.
“I don’t think either of them has probably done just enough yet to warrant that. I don’t think there’s a Liverpool fan on the planet, irrelevant of the start of the season, that would be even thinking about a possible change with Klopp. I don’t see that at all.
“I think it’s a big couple of seasons for Stevie at Villa to show his credentials, implement his style. It’s been a little bit up and down for him at Villa. He’d probably be the first to say that, so we’ll have to wait and see.
“I think Alonso’s more in the infancy of his managerial career. So, you know, that’s a hard one to anticipate. I know he had a good first win, but in terms of their stature amongst Liverpool supporters and the legacy they’ve left, it would be silly not to think that one of them could be in the dugout at Anfield one day.”
Meanwhile, Danny Murphy believes despite Liverpool’s poor start to the season, Jurgen Klopp and his boys could turn things around.
He added: “Liverpool will finish 4th I think.
“On Klopp, he can’t change his philosophy and his way of managing that’s given so much success overnight. For me, it’s just about being on top of players, reinforcing the messages, and making sure they’re training at a high level because performances don’t improve unless your training is at it.
“There’s a lot of honest players in that squad to look at themselves, and I’m concerned, but I’m not worried. The cream always rises to the top.”
Liverpool will host Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp’s side heads into the match with much confidence after thrashing Rangers 7-1 in the Champions League thanks to goals from Roberto Firmini(2), Darwin Nunez, Mohamed Salah(3), and Harvey Elliott.