Klopp fighting for his future

Jurgen Klopp feels that he and his Liverpool side are playing for their futures, following the shock 3-1 defeat to Leicester on Monday night.

The Reds are currently in fifth place on the Premier League standings, with 12 games to play – one point behind Arsenal in fifth and only four points behind Tottenham in second – although a massive 14 points adrift of leaders Chelsea.

But after succumbing to the Foxes where Jamie Vardy scored a brace, with Danny Drinkwater on target, and only Philippe Coutinho netting for Liverpool – and following on from losses to Hull, Swansea and Southampton – Klopp has stressed that there is pressure on everyone at the club to raise their performances.

He said: "It's getting more serious now. We all play for our future, myself included. We get judged every day, especially on match days.

"Of course performances have an influence on these things. I don't think they aren't as good as I thought, but I think they need my help more to show it every week.

"I feel maximum responsible because I am. I hope I use the word 'we' and not 'they' because I'm involved in this."

He added: "It doesn't get better. It was not good enough in the beginning, not good enough in the middle and in the end. It was 100 percent clear what happened with Leicester tonight. Back to their roots, their line-up was clear."