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Jurgen Klopp sends message to Liverpool fans after the Merseyside derby

There wasn't much optimism among Liverpool fans after the Merseyside derby on Wednesday night with the Reds succumbing to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of their old rivals. The result has left Liverpool all but out of the Premier League title race and leaves Jurgen Klopp with just the Carabao Cup to celebrate in his final year as Liverpool manager.

Jurgen Klopp sends message to Liverpool fans after the Merseyside derby
Jurgen Klopp has sent a message to Liverpool fans after the Merseyside Derby – Photo by Icon Sport

The German, who has unquestionably been a huge success at Anfield during his tenure at the club, would have been hoping for more when he announced his intention to quit the club in January. At the time, Liverpool were top of the Premier League and still in the FA Cup and Europa League.

However, over the past few months they have been dumped out of the FA Cup and Europa League by Manchester United and Atalanta respectively and have now lost too much ground in the Premier League title race.

Speaking after the defeat to Everton on Wednesday night, Klopp was visually upset and exhausted and very much looked like someone who is ready for a break from the game. He was downbeat but did offer some words to the Liverpool fans who had been in the away end at Goodison Park. He said:

“I can only apologise for today to the people. It is very disappointing. We played the game Everton wanted and they scored two goals from set-pieces. We should have done better but we didn’t.”

More misery for Liverpool fans after the Merseyside derby

As if losing the Merseyside derby wasn't bad enough, Liverpool fans also had to endure the torment of Everton fans who were more than happy to taunt their bitter rivals over the fact they had effectively lost the league title on enemy ground.

The Everton fans repeatedly sang ‘You lost the league at Goodison Park' as the match drew to a close, and there wasn't much the Liverpool faithful could do about it.

The Reds will now turn their attention to a future without Jurgen Klopp in the dugout and Feyenoord manager, Arne Slot currently looks like the frontrunner to get the job. The Dutchman has reportedly been in talks with Liverpool in recent days and an announcement could be imminent.


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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