Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, have given their full backing to Jurgen Klopp following the team’s alarming dip in form, according to reports.
The Premier League champions have lost their last six games at Anfield in the Premier League, which is the worst run in the club’s history.
Following a woeful run of form in which Liverpool have won just three of their 14 league games since Boxing Day, Klopp’s side find themselves 22 points behind league leaders Manchester City and now face a tough battle to finish in the Champions League places.
However, according to The Telegraph, Liverpool’s owners have branded questions over Klopp’s future as ‘absurd’ and are firm in their belief that the 53-year-old is the man to guide the team out of their slump.
The report claims that Fenway Sports Group believe Klopp is the best manager in the world and feel Klopp is ‘integral’ to their structure at Anfield.
Speaking after Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Fulham on Sunday, Klopp was adamant that his players still had the right mentality.
‘I don’t see that as a problem but my boys wanted to win football games. We just couldn’t do it. That is the problem,’ he said.
‘Maybe heads went down today after they scored but the reaction football-wise was kind of OK. There are a lot of players who are not on the pitch at the moment who are leaders. That is clear.
‘But believe me these boys want to win. It doesn’t work at the moment, we don’t score goals, we concede and one goal against us seems to be enough at the moment.
‘It’s not that the boys want to make mistakes, we just make them. We have really tight results which pretty much always go against us at the moment. We just have to make sure we win a game again.’