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Klopp might be fired if he fails to deliver silverware – Toshack

Former Liverpool striker, John Toshack has warned that Manager, Jurgen Klopp might be fired at the end of the season if his team fails to deliver a trophy.
The former Borussia Dortmund Manager was appointed after Brendan Rodgers was fired in October 2015 and he guided the Anfield Club to an impressive end of the season as they were the finalist in the League Cup and the Europa League.
Klopp signed a six-year deal with Liverpool in the summer of 2016 and led the club to a fourth-place finish in the League last season.
Toshack believes that the ongoing season will be pivotal in the Manager’s career as he stated that the hierarchy at Liverpool would likely weigh his performance in the summer.
He said: “I think at Liverpool it’s about winning trophies, He [Klopp] seems a bright, happy-go-lucky type who obviously was successful at the last club he was in, in Germany but… I think this year, or by the end of next season, you need to see some kind of trophies there.”
“If not, particularly, the way football is these days, I think they’ll be looking to change again.
“I think this is a big season for Klopp. When the time comes, middle of May, end of May, will be time to sit back and look.”
He added that Klopp will have to address his team’s issues defensively to stand a genuine chance of delivering silverware to the club.
“Defensively, the Liverpool I knew, or the Liverpool we became to know over the years, win championships conceding 15 or 16 goals,” he said. “Liverpool concede far too many goals. However bright and attacking your football is, if you need to score three or four to win a game every week, it’s going to become very, very difficult.
“They’ve shipped in too many goals recently and I guess even a fourth-place finish this year would be, I think, as much as Liverpool can hope for.”