Klopp has confronted in all probability his hardest take a look at up to now in the dugout at Liverpool in fresh weeks.
The Reds have gained simply one among their final six fits in all competitions, conceding 13 targets in the procedure.
Last week’s defeat in opposition to Leicester in the Carabao Cup manner one much less trophy Liverpool can problem for this season with drive mounting on Klopp to ship some silverware this marketing campaign.
But former Anfield famous person Whelan, who gained six league titles with Liverpool, has jumped to the defence of Klopp and believes the German trainer has in point of fact built-in into the tradition of the membership.
“Houllier and Benitez didn’t want ex-players anywhere near. Houllier thought we were putting the team under pressure,” Whelan instructed the Irish Examiner.
“You glance up at the press field, Houllier mentioned, there’s 10 ex-avid gamers doing other radio stations or TV. But Klopp has come again the wrong way. He’s extra about the historical past.
“I believe he needs to do it for the soccer membership. It’s now not for Klopp. Liverpool went thru a duration of managers, even going again to Souey (Graeme Souness), the place it gave the look to be all about me.
“Dalglish and Paisley and those other folks, it was once all about Liverpool Football Club.
“I believe Klopp has long past again to that state of mind. It’s now not me. It’s all about the other folks and this soccer membership.”
Liverpool go back to Premier League motion this Sunday after they go back and forth to Newcastle (four.30pm).