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28th Jan 2017

This Jurgen Klopp-David Moyes statistic will leave Liverpool fans feeling pretty low

Makes for grim reading.

Ben Kiely

After being knocked out of two cup competitions in the space of four days, Jurgen Klopp has admitted he’s down in the dumps.

On Tuesday, the Reds were sent crashing out of the EFL Cup at the semi-final stage at the hands of Southampton. Shane Long popped up with the only goal over two legs to score an upset win and a trip to Wembley at the end of February.

Their dejection would continue at the weekend as Wolves made it a Saturday to forget for Liverpool fans by knocking them out of the FA Cup fourth round. A ludicrously early opener from Richard Stearman followed by Andreas Weimann adding a second was enough to win the game for the visitors as Divock Origi’s late effort proved to be a mere consolation goal in a 2-1 loss.

The result ensured that the seven-day period finished as dreadfully for Liverpool fans as it had started, with Swansea ending their impressive unbeaten home record in the Premier League by beating the Reds 2-1 last Saturday.



Klopp recognises that the situation is massively depressing, as he explained at the press conference after the Wolves defeat.

“If somebody asks me is this the lowest point of my Liverpool time until now, I don’t know, but if it is then it is the perfect point to return because it’s not possible to go lower.”

When you take a glance at the numbers, you realise that the man pegged to be Liverpool’s saviour may just correct.

While Klopp has been in charge, they haven’t won over half their games. A third straight defeat saw the Germans win percentage while at the helm of Liverpool drop to 47.7%.

Some fans will argue that while it may seem awful now, the club is probably in a better state than it was in the hands of the last guy. However, that’s not true at all, as Brendan Rodgers bowed out of Anfield with a 50.3% win percentage.

To make matters worse, Louis van Gaal and David Moyes, two managers who ended their careers at rivals Manchester United as the butt of all the jokes, had respective win percentages of 52.4% and 52.9% while in charge of the Red Devils.

Maybe Klopp was right when he said it couldn’t get much lower.