Jurgen Klopp told "things change quickly" amid Liverpool exit rumours

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp may find himself under pressure to keep his job next season if he fails to turn things around.

That's according to former Reds right-back Glen Johnson, who insists the German is safe at the moment, but warned "things change quickly" in football.

Klopp won Liverpool a very first Premier League title last campaign, after winning a first Champions League trophy since 2005 the previous season.

Liverpool were hot favourites to defend their crown this campaign but poor performances have seen the Reds drop to sixth in the table and out of the title race.

Johnson told CheltenhamGuides.com: "I think Klopp's job will be safe, but next year will be different. This season you can't talk about sacking him because he's been unbelievable, but unfortunately at this level of football, things change quickly.

"I think his job will be absolutely fine for now but next season will be a different conversation.

"I think Liverpool will finish in the top four because they're too good not to be in it, but I can't see which other teams will miss out.

"Chelsea will probably get in there, the two Manchester teams will be there and Leicester are flying at the moment. I think Liverpool will get it done, but it will be very tight.

"Winning the Champions League isn't Liverpool's best chance of European football right now because there's two or three teams that look unstoppable and Liverpool aren't the team that they were at this moment in time.

"Their best chance is finishing in the top four. I think Liverpool are struggling without the fans there. They play with such high pressure and intensity and it’s hard to maintain that level physically on your own so when they're playing well the crowd give them an extra 10 per cent.

"I played at Anfield for many years as a home player and I've been there as an away player and it's not a nice place to go, Liverpool always have a good team and the crowd can be ferocious, you know you're going to be in for a tough day.

"For an away player to play at Anfield now, the atmosphere is lost, completely gone, and with Liverpool struggling, there's nothing for away teams to fear.

"The team is light already at the moment so the more games that they have will be a negative for them. They've been unlucky with injuries and to compete in both competitions you need a big fit squad and Liverpool don't have that at the moment."

Recent reports from Germany claim Klopp may be considering leaving Liverpool before his 2024 contract expires.

Klopp has been linked with the Germany national job ahead of the Euros in 2024, which will take place on the Liverpool manager's home soil.

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