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Klopp insists Liverpool owners 'want me to fix this situation'

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he has the full backing of the club's owners to fix their problems this season.

peaking earlier this week to preview the Chelsea game, Klopp admitted the funds provided by Champions League qualification were vital to the club's plans to recruit this summer.

But the German said he won't be overly impacted by a failure to finish inside the top four as he rejected the idea his star players would agitate to leave if that was the case.

He added: "I understand and respect all the questions but this is nothing we have to worry about. It was always like this.

"I know that we have loyalty of the players. It's not a situation now where a player says to me 'next year we don't have Champions League so I have to leave'.

"That will not happen. I know them well enough for that not to happen because the club is in a different situation.

"It will not be an issue with new players, I can't see that.

"We said it years back that if a player doesn't want to come here because we don't play Champions League next year then I don't want them.

"And if a player wants to leave because we don't have Champions League then I don't want him.

"It's not a personal thing but it is always like this. You always need to find the right squad for the challenges you face and then you go for it, so it is nothing I worry about.

"We all expect more from us to be honest. We are pretty realistic about the things we do and I don't feel that the team leaves me alone to stand in the fire, I am not sure of the right saying, but it is just how it is.

"In England the situation is like this where nobody above the manager gives interviews.

"In Germany this situation is typically that the president, CEO or sporting director gives an interview and faces questions over whether someone is the right coach.

"They have to say 'oh yes, we trust him' and all these kinds of things and it's like you feel in the first moment when they have to say that then [the manager] is already halfway out of the door.

"The situation in England is different and in the club pretty clear as well.

"The owners want me to sort the situation and I want to sort the situation together with the players, that is the plan."

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