Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that his team is in a “rubbish situation” but has warned fans that it will take time to improve. The Reds drew 0-0 with Chelsea, losing ground in the race for the top four. Klopp made six changes to the starting XI, but saw little improvement in performance. Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, Klopp said: “This is not a quick fix otherwise we would’ve fixed it already. I didn’t lose my football brain overnight if I ever had one. This is our situation and we have to deal with it in our way.”
Former Liverpool forward Saunders suggested that the team should sign Jude Bellingham and Mason Mount in the summer. He said: “Mount and Bellingham would make Liverpool a better team I think if you sign them both. I like Mount, he’s got a sharp brain, he can anticipate, he gets around the pitch. Bellingham has obviously got loads of potential, he’s a bit like Steven Gerrard, he gets into the back four and gets on the end of things.”
Liverpool will be the happier side leaving Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea having two goals disallowed by VAR. However, the Reds have now gone winless in four games across all competitions. Klopp has told fans to remain cautious of a potential rapid turnaround in form. He said: “This is not dreamland. Just because I’m Jurgen Klopp it doesn’t mean I don’t have any problems… This is our situation and we have to deal with it in our way.”
Liverpool have been heavily linked with Bellingham, but are set to face competition from Manchester City and Real Madrid. Mount could be set to leave Chelsea this summer.