Drivetime host reckons the Reds have not improved enough under the German and questions will soon be asked about his position
Jurgen Klopp is running out of time to prove he is the man to restore Liverpool to their former glories.
That’s the verdict of talkSPORT presenter Adrian Durham after defeat to Paris Saint-German on Wednesday night left the Reds’ hopes of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League hanging in the balance.
Durham criticised Klopp’s team selection for the crunch PSG tie, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita among the stars left out of the starting XI, and said questions must now be asked of the German’s ability to lead Liverpool to glory after three years without any silverware.
“I think time is out running out for Jurgen Klopp,” he began.
“We’re still waiting for Jurgen Klopp to win something at Liverpool.
“If they don’t get through this group it is a massive failure and it is down to the decisions he has made. There is no reason why he can’t play Trent Alexander-Arnold [against PSG]. No reason at all.
“That midfield he picked – he wants that to compete against Paris Saint-Germain? Come on!
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“He spent £75million on a defender [Virgil van Dijk], look at the money he spent on a ‘keeper [Alisson Becker] as well. We expect Liverpool to keep improving.
“They are second in the Premier League, so what?
“They might go the entire season unbeaten but they won’t win the title because Man City may go unbeaten too and pip them to it. It means yet again Liverpool will have won nothing.”