Agbonlahor slams Jurgen Klopp over faulty decisions in Liverpool’s shaky season

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Agbonlahor slams Jurgen Klopp over faulty decisions in Liverpool’s shaky season

Jurgen Klopp has been told that his decision-making could end up costing him his job at Liverpool.

This is Klopp’s seventh year in charge of the Reds after being appointed as Brendan Rodger’s replacement back in 2015.

It is safe to say Klopp has done a remarkable job at the Anfield helm as he has won every single major trophy available to him, including the Premier League and Champions League.

However, this season has so far been an utter disappointment as Liverpool have struggled to reproduce the football we saw in the last couple of seasons.

As a result, Klopp’s job is starting to be questioned by many fans and pundits.

Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has spoken about Klopp’s decision-making in recent weeks and has also alluded to the German’s seventh year in charge of his previous club, Borussia Dortmund.

He told Football Insider: “Jurgen Klopp was at Dortmund for seven years and in the seventh year, it was poor.

“This is his seventh year at Liverpool. He’s got a history of having six years and then it not working out.

“This Liverpool team are in real danger of not finishing in the top four, the title race has gone. For me, it’s been some of his decisions. Starting [Fabio] Carvalho against Brighton. Yes, he’s a good prospect, but start your best side and bring players off.

“I don’t care if they’ve been on international duty, I don’t care if they have been on a plane from South America, they are not flying RyanAir, they’re on private jets with beds on.

“I don’t want to hear ‘I didn’t start [Darwin] Nunez because of this, I didn’t start [Luis] Diaz because of the international break’. That’s a load of nonsense.”

The former England international accused Klopp of underestimating his opponents.

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Gabby Agbonlahor

Agbonlahor added: “[You] don’t underestimate some of the teams in the Premier League and he did that. If he had started Diaz then they would have won the [Brighton] game, for me.

“Some of his decision-making too. I love James Milner but you’re bringing him on for [Kostas] Tsimikas. Jordan Henderson was playing some great balls and he brought him off for [Harvey] Elliott.

“I think some of his decisions aren’t right and maybe there’s a problem with Klopp. Liverpool are on the decline, for me. Everyone can see it. Teams aren’t scared to play them anymore.

“We talk about the atmosphere at Anfield, it doesn’t look the same there. There’s something definitely wrong there.”

Lastly, Agbonlahor questioned whether spending big money on Darwin Nunez was the correct decision.

He said: “This is what happens when you don’t buy players in the position you really need. Would the Nunez money have been better spent on a midfielder?

“They are very light in midfield, Fabinho can’t run and Thiago is a decent player but he can’t run. The midfield is going to cost them this season.”


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