Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool squad were given a rude awakening thanks to some unwelcoming graffiti at their Melwood training base on Wednesday morning.
It appears inconceivable despite a dour start to 2017, but a Reds ‘supporter’ sprayed the ‘Klopp out’ message on the walls outside their training ground.
The first of these two messages, on a white wall outside their Melwood HQ, has already been painted over by groundsmen.
The timing of the graffiti seems bizarre though it came just days after one of their best performances of the season as Arsenal were swatted aside 3-1 at Anfield.
The Reds had been on a dour run since the turn of the year, winning just two of 12 games – against Tottenham at home at at Plymouth in the FA Cup – to lose pace at the top of the Premier League.
But Saturday’s win over Arsenal has supporters optimistic of a top-four finish this season, with the victory elevating Klopp’s side back up to fourth in the table.
The Reds face Burnley at Anfield on Sunday looking to build on their victory over the Gunners and put to bed memories of their defeat at Turf Moor earlier in the season.