Jurgen Klopp would be a ‘huge loss’ to the Premier League if he left Liverpool, and he needs to ‘regenerate like Doctor Who’.
That’s according to talkSPORT host Simon Jordan, who has backed the Reds boss despite the two not always agreeing.
Klopp once said he’s ‘not a fan’ of the outspoken ex-Crystal Palace owner, although he ‘shares his opinion at times’.
Jordan responded with a laugh saying ‘I’m now a strong Manchester City defender’ but in truth he doesn’t want the German to leave England even though his team are currently struggling.
Liverpool could be 14 points off the top of the league if they lose to Arsenal on Sunday – winning just two of their seven Premier League games – while a humiliating 4-1 Champions League run from Napoli further complicated matters.
Klopp signed a two-year contract extension in April until 2026 at a club he took from outside Europe to Champions League and Premier League honours.
That hasn’t stopped the rumors, but Jordan is confident he can find a way to overcome the current difficulties.
“Jurgen Klopp is an outstanding manager,” he said. “I don’t always agree with his views just as apparently he doesn’t always agree with mine.
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“Right now the team is in a transition phase, and people are giving high influence statuses to people like Jordan Henderson and when he’s not there the team doesn’t play well and is diminished.
“People are winning the argument about what Trent Alexander-Arnold might be, [Mohamed] Salah is not there, [Darwin] Nunez is yet to find his groove, Virgil van Dijk may be coming to the end of a cycle, all of these questions need to be answered by elite managers.
“One of the things [Alex] Ferguson continued for a long time to refresh and rebuild, the landscape changed, [Manchester] United had fewer challengers at that time, but this league with Manchester City and anyone we want to add to the mix will continue to reject evolution.
He continued: “Klopp would be a loss for the Premier League. I sometimes tire of his short-sighted one-dimensional views of how the world should be structured to benefit Liverpool, but I guess that’s his job.
“I think Liverpool will find their feet and get their balance back, but at the moment they are off balance, but I don’t think that leads to a conversation about Klopp leaving, it has to lead to a conversation where Klopp revitalizes, re-energizes and recalibrates Liverpool is back to where it was two or three years ago.
“Right now for some reason they don’t seem to be there, and maybe it’s just that he’s worn down those players and what they’re capable of doing at the intensity he wants to play. and that he has to change the balance.
“I don’t see what an alternative challenge would be, could he go to Real Madrid or Barcelona? I guess you could say that’s a trajectory he would follow, but the Premier League is where they want to be. because of opportunities and economics.
“I would like to think Klopp is like Doctor Who, he will regenerate.”