Despite Liverpool’s dismal start in the Champions League, Jurgen Klopp remains unconcerned about his future as manager.
The Reds have struggled in the league, winning only two of their first six games, and a trip to Napoli provided an opportunity to put that behind them.
However, Klopp’s team had a dreadful evening in Italy, losing 4-1 and leaving themselves with an uphill battle in the remaining group games.
With Chelsea sacking their own manager, Thomas Tuchel, earlier in the day after losing their European opener in Croatia, the future of Liverpool manager Klopp was discussed in what would be a shock move if the owners did decide to make a change.
However, Klopp made it clear he is not concerned despite the result at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
“Not really,” Klopp said when asked whether he was worried about being sacked. “Our owners are rather calm and expect me to sort the situation and not think someone else will.”
Klopp’s most recent contract extension at Anfield was agreed in April. The new contract will keep him at Liverpool until 2026 and was agreed upon during the Reds’ last push for four championships last season.
In the end, they only won two of them, the League Cup before Klopp signed his deal and the FA Cup with a triumph over Chelsea in the final.
In the league, Manchester City’s last-day comeback kept the championship at the Etihad Stadium, but Real Madrid defeated Klopp’s side in the Champions League final in Paris.
Liverpool fell behind to Napoli after just five minutes, thanks to a penalty conversion from Piotr Zielinski.
Victor Osimhen missed a second penalty attempt, but Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Gio Simeone ensured Luciano Spalletti’s hosts lead by three goals at the break.
Zielinski added a second early in the second half to make it four, with Luis Diaz pulling one back for the Premier League side.
The draw kept Liverpool from finishing bottom of the group when Rangers fell 4-0 to Ajax earlier in the evening, but the game against the Dutch champions next week suddenly seems a lot more vital.
“It looks like we have to reinvent ourselves,” Klopp said after the defeat. “There is a lot of things lacking, the fun part is that we have to do it in the middle of a Premier League and Champions League season.
“We have Wolves on Saturday and if they saw the game tonight, they cannot stop laughing, they would say – and I would too – it is the perfect moment to play them. We have to set up better in pretty much everything.”