Cape Town - Jurgen
Klopp feels that he and his Liverpool side are playing for their
futures, following the shock 3-1 defeat to Leicester on Monday night.
The Reds are currently in fifth place on the Premier League
standings, with 12 games to play - one point behind Arsenal in fifth and
only four points behind Tottenham in second - although a massive 14
points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
But after succumbing to the Foxes where Jamie Vardy scored a brace,
with Danny Drinkwater on target, and only Philippe Coutinho netting for
Liverpool - and following on from losses to Hull, Swansea and
Southampton - Klopp has stressed that there is pressure on everyone at
the club to raise their performances.
He said: "It's getting more serious now. We all play for our future,
myself included. We get judged every day, especially on match days.
"Of course performances have influence on these things. I don't think
they aren't as good as I thought, but I think they need my help more to
show it every week.
"I feel maximum responsible because I am. I hope I use the word 'we' and not 'they' because I'm involved in this."
He added: "It doesn't get better. It was not good enough in the
beginning, not good enough in the middle and in the end. It was 100 per
cent clear what happened with Leicester tonight. Back to their roots,
their line-up was clear."
Meanwhile The Mirror
reported that Klopp's high-energy tactics and training regimen may be
the cause of Liverpool's mid-season slump as players have been left
depressed by a new training schedule.
The former Dortmund coach
has introduced a new schedule that has seen Liverpool players train
closer to an upcoming match-day kick off time that could often see his
players train in the evening.
A Liverpool source said that the
players with young families, due to the new training schedule don't get
to see their kids as much with the rest of the squad without children
developing bad sleeping habits.