Liverpool star Emre Can has stated that he and the rest of the playing squad deserve to take some responsibility for the club’s form, even while it led to the sacking of manager Brendan Rodgers.
The Northern Irishman was relieved of his duties at Anfield following the club’s 1-1 draw with Everton at the weekend, though it’s reported that Liverpool’s decision-makers had planned to make the call before the match. Jurgen Klopp is at the head of the queue to replace Rodgers and could even be put in place as the club’s new manager by the end of the week.
While Can has talked up the possible arrival of Klopp, he was keen to stress in an interview with Die Welt that it was not only the fault of Rodgers for the team’s recent poor form.
He said: “We had a low with Liverpool which cost us a couple of games. Even though coach Brendan Rodgers has mainly been targeted, at the end of the day it us players who were responsible for the situation at Liverpool. Rodgers did good work, as always.
“But the situation is that we’ve had a dip at Liverpool that’s cost us a couple of games.”
Klopp is expected to sign a three-year contract to take over at Liverpool, and as previously stated Can believes that Klopp would fit right in at Anfield should he be handed the role.
He added: “Jurgen Klopp is certainly a great coach. I think that he’s proven in Dortmund that he could fit in at any club in the world.”
Liverpool are currently six points off the top of the Premier League with eight games played, but when Klopp is drafted in it’s likely he’ll be tasked instantaneously with gearing the squad up to challenge for the title – especially because of the patchy form shown by the club’s likely title rivals to date.