Tony Cascarino has urged Liverpool to keep faith in manager Jurgen Klopp, who has come under-fire in recent weeks.
The Reds boss is under pressure as his side have lost six successive home league games for the first time in the club’s 129-year history, with the latest setback coming in a 1-0 defeat to relegation-threatened Fulham on Sunday.
The Premier League champions have plummeted from first to eighth place in the space of two months with just three wins from their past 14 Premier League matches.
However, Liverpool fan and former Chelsea striker Cascarino insists Klopp must remain in charge for the start of the 2021/22 campaign.
He told Tuesday’s talkSPORT Breakfast: “It’s a challenging time.
“As a fan of the club, I don’t care if he loses every game from now until the end of the season, I’d still want him to be my manager next year.
“The biggest worry is Klopp could walk.
“The reason I say that is because when he left Borussia Dortmund, he said he didn’t feel he was the right man for the job anymore.
“That might happen with Jurgen at Liverpool; that would be my biggest concern.
“If he really thinks he isn’t the right man, he’s leaving Liverpool Football Club.”
Klopp’s mother, Elisabeth, died at the age of 81 in January and the German coach was unable to attend her funeral due to coronavirus travel restrictions.
Cascarino believes the untimely passing has had an effect on Klopp during Liverpool’s poor run of form.
He added: “Jurgen lost his mum on the 19th of January. On the 21st of January, Liverpool lost their first home game against Burnley.
“He’s going through a pandemic and being German and living in this country and not seeing his family, it’s had an effect [on him].
“He would never admit that, but is it a coincidence with these bad results and his team slightly losing a bit of focus?”
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