Liverpool galloped to the Premier League title last season but endured a miserable title defense with the Reds currently sitting seventh in the table, 22 points behind leaders Manchester City heading into Sunday’s game against Fulham.
Catching City will be nearly impossible now, while qualifying for the Champions League could also be difficult given that Liverpool are four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and have lost their last five consecutive home games for the first time in 129 years. ‘history.
After spending eight of the ten seasons in the Champions League starting with the 2001-02 season, they spent six 2010-11 campaigns either in the Europa League or completely outside of Europe – although winning the European Cup this season would automatically see them qualify for the next one. competition of the season.
But if Liverpool were to miss the Champions League for next season, Klopp said if any of their members considered leaving Anfield, they would help them out of their homes.
“I know we have the loyalty of the players,” said Klopp. “It’s not a situation where a player in the squad says, ‘We’re not in the Champions League, so I have to go.’ That won’t happen. I know them well enough to know that.
“The club are in a different situation and it won’t be a problem with the new players, I can say that.
“We said it years ago if a player doesn’t want to come to us because we don’t play in the Champions League next season, I don’t want him.
“And if a player wants to leave because we don’t play in the Champions League, I don’t want him. It’s not a personal matter, but it’s always like that.
“You always have to find the right team for the challenges you face. Then get started. It’s nothing that worries me.
Additional reports by PA.