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Liverpool icon predicts end of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool reign after spotting issue between Henderson and the boss

Liverpool icon predicts end of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool reign after spotting issue between Henderson and the boss

Dietmar Hamann has noticed signs of discord between Jurgen Klopp and some of his Liverpool players.

The Reds have had a poor start to the season, and Hamann is unsure how long his German compatriot will be at Anfield.

Liverpool is already 14 points off the top of the Premier League table. The defeat at Arsenal on Sunday was only their second of the season, but they have drawn four times.

According to Hamann, the team is currently lacking spark. He doubts Klopp’s ability to rediscover it in the coming weeks.

The former Champions League winner told talkSPORT: “This Liverpool team looks tired, they look pedestrian and they just look flat.

“I’m not sure where the spark is going to come from because they’ve won games in the past, obviously they beat Rangers a couple of days ago but they’re obviously far superior to Rangers.

“I trust that they’ll know where the spark is going to come from but whether it’s the end of an era? I wouldn’t write them off, but my imagination doesn’t let me see where the spark is going to come from in the next few weeks.”

Klopp has been the manager of Liverpool for seven years and is beloved by the club’s fans. But Hamann does not believe that makes him above the hierarchy.

And he believes there are problems between the players and Klopp, citing captain Jordan Henderson’s frustrated reaction to being replaced against Rangers last week.

Hamann added: “The dynamics at Liverpool are no different to anywhere else and if the results aren’t there then the manager will come under pressure.

“If they were to get beat next week or not win against Manchester City, which at the moment seems very likely, you could be eight or nine points off fourth place. 

“We know that the owners are not the biggest spenders and so we know how vitally important it is for the team to be in the Champions League because of the revenue that you get.

“At some stage I think we will have that discussion about the manager and I’m not sure how far we are off [from that]. He said that he still feels that he’s the right man to do it, but I see little things like Jordan Henderson midweek seeing his number going up and reluctantly taking his armband off and coming off shaking his head.

“This is something that we haven’t seen at Liverpool for five years. Maybe these are little signs that people have little problems with the team or even the manager.”

Liverpool icon predicts end of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool reign after spotting issue between Henderson and the boss

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