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Liverpool suffers setback as Klopp talks about potential departure from the club

Liverpool suffers setback as Klopp talks about potential departure from the club
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Liverpool will aim to improve their performance and turn their struggling season around when they play against Everton in the Merseyside derby on Monday.

The Reds have not won a Premier League match this year and are facing Everton following a disappointing 3-0 loss to Wolves.

On the other hand, Everton are trying to maintain their recent success after defeating the current league leaders, Arsenal, in their last match.

Jurgen Klopp has received a significant setback before the match as another key player has been ruled out for an extended time. Despite this, Klopp remains committed to staying at Liverpool.

Just when it seemed that Liverpool’s long injury list was improving, another player in Klopp’s starting lineup is facing a lengthy time away from the game.

Last week, Klopp stated that Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino were close to returning from their injuries and Virgil van Dijk had made progress in his rehabilitation.

However, it has now been revealed that midfielder Thiago Alcantara is expected to be out for a month with a hip flexor injury. Klopp announced on Friday that Thiago had missed a training session, but did not disclose the severity of the injury.

It has since been confirmed that he could be out for an extended period, which will likely include both legs of their Champions League last-16 match against Real Madrid.

Despite spending only seven years in his previous two positions, Klopp has stated that his time at Liverpool is not coming to an end.

He left his previous positions at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund after seven years, but despite the current difficulties, he has no plans to leave Liverpool in the near future.

“I understand when people say ‘oh seven years there (Mainz), seven years there (Dortmund), but that has nothing to do with it,” Klopp explained.

“This situation is totally different for different reasons. At Mainz it was a career step as well, at Dortmund I was really exhausted in that moment. But I am neither nor in this moment.”

If Klopp remains as Liverpool’s manager, he will have to undertake the task of rebuilding his entire team. To begin this process, the club intends to appoint a new head of research.

The current head of research, Dr Ian Graham, is set to leave at the end of the season. He is credited with assisting the recruitment department in finding talented players like Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, and Andy Robertson.

While Dr Graham is serving his notice period, Liverpool is actively searching for his replacement from a pool of experts. The club hopes to appoint someone who is already working in the football industry and is considered a leader in the field of football data.

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