Jurgen Klopp dismisses the idea that a seven-year mishap was behind Liverpool’s woes

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists his side’s troubles this season are not the result of a seven-year glitch.

This weekend marks the anniversary of the German’s appointment to succeed Brendan Rodgers in 2015.

Klopp’s previous two jobs at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund meant he didn’t make it to the eighth season at either club, with his last season at Dortmund being particularly painful as the club were in the relegation zone at Christmas before finally making it to the returned in seventh place.

After a shaky start to the season, four draws and one loss in the first seven games, comparisons were drawn in some quarters with his record in Germany.

However, Klopp insisted there was no correlation between his jobs and he had no problem with fatigue.

“The situation in the clubs was really different. There’s no plan for a seven-year term or because I’ve lost energy or things like that,” he said.

“I was manager in Mainz and after three years we were promoted to the Bundesliga, three years later we were relegated to the 2nd Bundesliga.

“We tried one more year and the club needed a change, players left us for the Bundesliga so they needed a fresh start.

“I was full of energy, drove straight to Dortmund and everything was fine. Seven years and it was just a situation where players were constantly being bought from other clubs.

“It was a really tough job, constantly taking two steps back.

I have absolutely no problem with energy and here the situation is very different

Jurgen Klopp denies he is suffering after seven years in office

“It was really intense and very exhausting, so I said we have to stop here, but I didn’t have an energy problem at all.

“I have absolutely no problem with energy and here the situation is very different.

“I can understand that I left after seven years (before) and now we are in a difficult situation and people take that (view) but if you think twice about it you realize the situation is completely different.

“Yes, it is a difficult time; Before the season, did I think we were ninth after the seventh matchday? No, because I don’t think about these things. But that’s the base now, let’s go from here.”

Where Liverpool go from here remains to be seen. They are already eleven points behind Sunday’s opponents Arsenal, while holders Manchester City’s form is threatening given Erling Haaland’s notable goalscoring.

Klopp accepts that a title offer could already be above them but that won’t stop them from regaining valuable lost ground.

“We still have a chance to create something very special here,” he added.

“Right now does it look like we’ll be champions at the end of the year? Unfortunately not.

“But in all other competitions we are not out yet and nobody knows where we will end up in the league, so let’s try.

“Difficult? Yes. Impossible? No. That’s enough.”

Adding to their defensive difficulties this season, Liverpool have yet to bring the highly reliable Mohamed Salah – winner of the Golden Boot in three of his five seasons with the club – to his best.

That was brought into sharp focus by Haaland’s exploits but Klopp said the comparisons were unfair.

“No one in the world is coping with the Haaland situation at the moment, it’s amazing what he’s doing,” said the Reds boss.

“He’s an exceptional player on an exceptional team and obviously that works quite well together and I don’t think we should compare anyone to that at this moment.

“You can say whatever you want about Mo and is it his season so far? No, like for all of us.

“But even if the scores aren’t that crazy (for Salah) how often he’s involved.

“He really wants to score goals, 100 percent, that has never changed. Call him in 20 years and it will definitely be the same.”

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