Former Everton boss reveals why Klopp is flapping under title pressure

Date published: Wednesday 13th March 2019 2:49

Sam Allardyce believes that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is showing signs of pressure amid a tense Premier League title race.

The Reds now find themselves one point behind Manchester City, having had a seven-point lead at one point in January over their title rivals.

Despite that, Liverpool still find themselves in a good position, while they have a great chance of going into the quarter-finals of the Champions League when they face Bayern Munich tonight in the second leg of their last-16 clash.

However, Allardyce thinks Klopp has looked “flustered” in in front of the media in recent weeks.

“Occasionally people can get under your skin but you can’t show the slightest sign of weakness because people will say you’re losing it or you’re out of control, and that can pass over to your players,” Allardyce told talkSPORT.

“I have to admit, he has looked a bit flustered recently in his interviews.

“If you pass that over to your players that can be a problem.”

Allardyce also believes that the form Liverpool’s attacking trio should be of concern: “Let’s hope they can get that extra bit of quality from their front line tonight because that could be the key for them to beat Bayern.

“They’re not firing on all cylinders at the moment and lots of people are talking about that. It’s one of the reasons they’ve slipped away from the top of the league.

“Defensively they’ve been brilliant this season, but the front line has not quite functioned.”


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