Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool’s current struggles do not compare to his time at Borussia Dortmund, alluding to the number of injuries suffered to his side. The Reds are having a torrid time in the Premier League as their first title in 30 years looks out of sight.
Klopp has insisted the current crisis at Anfield is worse than anything he had at Dortmund during his final year at the club.
Liverpool are seventh in the Premier League after a disastrous stretch of form, that has included five home defeats in a row.
The Reds find themselves in a battle to even make the top four, which is unimaginable considering the way they swept up the Premier League trophy last season.
Back in 2014, Klopp was on his way out of Dortmund after his side finished seventh in the Bundesliga.
That remains one of their worst league performances in years and the German left at the end of the season to be replaced by Thomas Tuchel, who most recently beat him as Chelsea manager.
But Klopp has insisted that injury problems have made this situation a lot worst.
“I had a situation at Dortmund after a very successful spell and then it’s not that easy,” he said.
“But it’s not even close, the situation. At Dortmund, it was not even half as bad, from an injury point of view, as it is here now.
“And we had much less points after the first part of the season.
“The difference was we had the injuries in the first part of the season but in the second part, they all came back.
“We had a winter break and I knew after the last game of the first part of the season, that when we came back all the injured players would be back so it’s completely different situation.
“Because pretty much nobody comes back here. And that’s not a problem it’s just you can’t compare it.
“You have to find solutions. But it’s not that easy that I have a situation like this seven, eight years ago and I just take out the book where you wrote all the notes and have a look and say: “Ah, yeah that’s what we can do.’
“The only thing we can do now is to work as hard as you can, fight as much as we can to play as good as you can to win football games. Because that changes everything.”