Mohamed Salah issues rallying cry to Liverpool fans as Jurgen Klopp replaces Jose Mourinho as favourite in sack race February 15, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer
Another weekend, another disastrous Liverpool defeat.
The Reds’ barren patch of form continued on Saturday as Leicester punished some awful errors to defeat them 3-1 at the King Power stadium.
It was the fourth defeat in seven matches for Jurgen Klopp’s men and effectively put an end to their title defence.
Make no mistake, Liverpool have had terrible luck when it comes to injuries this term, particularly at the back.
Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have all had long lay-offs and that has completely changed the dynamic of their side.
However, they still have a strong enough line-up to be getting better results and now, remarkably, pressure is beginning to mount on manager Klopp.
The 53-year-old is now the FAVOURITE in the Premier League manager sack race, ahead of Spurs boss Jose Mourinho following the Reds’ incredible collapse against Leicester.
Despite their slump in form, top scoring Mohamed Salah is adamant the Reds will bounce back and work to turn things around under their manager.
“It’s been a tough period for many reasons,” he wrote on social media. “We are champions and we will fight like champions, until the very end. We will not allow this season to be defined by the recent results we’ve had. That is my promise to all of you.”
The odds on Klopp getting the boot from the Anfield hotseat were slashed over the weekend following the King Power defeat.
You can see all the Premier League sack race odds, according to Betfair, below…
Premier League sack race odds
Odds correct at time of publication
Jurgen Klopp – 8/15
Jose Mourinho – 3/1
Roy Hodgson – 5/1
Sam Allardyce – 12/1
Steve Bruce – 14/1
Nuno Espirito Santo – 16/1
Scott Parker – 25/1
Ralph Hasenhuttl -25/1
Mikel Arteta – 25/1
Chris Wilder – 33/1
David Moyes – 50/1
Graham Potter – 50/1
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 66/1
After the game Klopp was forced to admit their title race was over, and the odds on his departure were slashed to 8/15, with Mourinho 3/1 and in-trouble Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson 5/1.
Liverpool were looking on their way to a slim victory as Mohamed Salah’s 17th goal of the season handed them a 1-0 lead with 12 minutes to go, only for the visitors to concede three goals in a mad seven-minute spell to leave their title defence in tatters.
The result left the Reds a full 13 points adrift from leaders Man City in fourth place, with only six points now separating Liverpool from tenth-place Arsenal.