Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp does not fear the sack after the Reds fell to a huge defeat to Napoli in the Champions League, with the manager labelling the club’s owners ‘calm’.
Two managers have already been sacked by Premier League clubs so far this season. Bournemouth parted ways with Scott Parker after their dreadful start to the season.
Thomas Tuchel was the next Premier League manager to get the sack. Chelsea had a mixed start to the season and the Blues relieved Tuchel of duties after their defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
Liverpool have also not had the best of starts to the season, with Reds sitting seventh in the Premier League. They have also endured a heavy defeat in the Champions League as Napoli ran riot.
Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp does not fear the sack following Napoli defeat
Speaking after Liverpool slumped to a 4-1 defeat to Napoli in the Champions League group stage, Klopp reacted to the question that whether he fears the sack from the club.
Klopp insisted he does not fear the sack and indicated Liverpool’s owners are different from Chelsea’s. He also added that the Liverpool owners expect him to sort the situation they are in.
“Not really but who knows? There are different kinds of owners. Our owners are rather calm and expect from me to sort the situation and not expect that someone else will sort it,” Klopp said when asked if fears sack.
“That is how they always saw it and on the day they change their thoughts they might tell me.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool’s defeat to Napoli was the heaviest a Premier League club has suffered in their Champions League opening game since Arsenal lost 3-0 to Internazionale in 2003-04.
Liverpool was far from their best against Napoli who scored three goals in the first half. Piotr Zielinski converted from the spot five minutes into the game to hand Napoli the lead.
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa then scored in the 31st minute to double their advantage before Giovanni Simeone made it 3-0 in the 44th minute. Liverpool went into the break trailing by three goals.
Liverpool then conceded their fourth goal of the match just two matches after the match restarted following the half-time break. Zielinski scored his second in the 47th minute to send Napoli four goals up.
Liverpool eventually pulled one back through Luis Diaz in the 49th minute, but that was it.