Jurgen Klopp has shortened to 9/2 to leave next in the Premier League sack race after Liverpool extended their miserable Anfield run on Sunday. The
Jurgen Klopp has shortened to 9/2 to leave next in the Premier League sack race after Liverpool extended their miserable Anfield run on Sunday.
The Reds, who had not lost a Premier League home match for more than three years before January’s loss to Burnley, were beaten 1-0 by relegation-threatened Fulham in the latest of six straight Anfield defeats.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were top at the turn of the year, but now face a scrap to finish inside the top four and sit closer to the relegation zone than they are to leaders Manchester City.
No side in the Premier League has picked up fewer points over the course of the last six games and it means Klopp is in to 9/2 to depart next.
Asked about Liverpool’s top-four prospects after the game, Klopp said: “You can imagine that is really not my concern in the moment.
“I understand that you have to ask that but I cannot think about that. We have to win football games, we have to win one football game, that would be helpful already and then we will see [with] the rest.”
Only Steve Bruce, who is scrambling to keep Newcastle in the division after a toothless 0-0 draw with West Brom on Sunday, is shorter odds to depart next (6/4).
Chris Wilder and Roy Hodgson (both 8/1), Jose Mourinho (9/1) and Sam Allardyce (12/1) make up the list of favourites to leave before the campaign concludes in May.
Hodgson is likely to see out his deal at Selhurst Park, with Palace relatively comfortable despite a 4-1 pasting by Tottenham on Sunday. That result gave Mourinho’s top-four bid a shot in the arm as Spurs closed to within two points of a Champions League spot.
Wilder and Allardyce look set to stay in place for the remainder of the campaign at their respective clubs, despite the increasing probability of both clubs returning to the second tier.
Next Premier League manager to leave (odds via Sky Bet)
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