Liverpool have been declared a ‘club in crisis’ and question marks have been raised about Jurgen Klopp’s future.
After winning the Premier League at a gallop last season, the Reds imploded this quarter and lost for the SIXTH straight time at Anfield on Sunday – with the humble Fulham the last team to take three points from the Champions.
“There is a crisis in Liverpool,” Perry Groves said on talkSPORT. “They lost the six [home games] and scored two in the last eight at home.
“I don’t think Jurgen Klopp is doing his job well at the moment. He does not show leadership qualities.
“He’s not that gregarious character that we’ve all seen before when Liverpool were winning.
“This is where you have to show your leadership skills and you have to be an actor.
“If things aren’t going for you, you’ve got to have a different personality when you step onto the training ground and when you’re with your players… you’re the one they rub off on.”
Liverpool fans showed their support for Klopp and the club by displaying a banner above Anfield during the Fulham clash, which read: ‘Unity is strength – let’s go Reds YNWA’.
However, Groves insists fans could soon turn on the German – despite leading them to their first league title in 30 years last season.
And he reckons that Klopp might well decide to leave if he doesn’t feel he has the support of the fan base.
He said: “The owners have to sit down with him and say, ‘Do you have the desire and do you have the energy to transform this team?’
“Whether it’s selling Mo Salah, getting the money for him and buying and changing four, five or six members of that team… he has to be honest and say if he has the desire. and energy.
“If he didn’t, it’s up to him to decide whether or not to go. If Liverpool fans start to turn on him, this is the kind of manager who will go ‘if you’re not behind me, I will’.