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Liverpool legend Aldridge: 2021 a complete disaster; Klopp commitment good news

Liverpool legend John Aldridge has welcomed Jurgen Klopp's commitment to the club.

He wrote for the Sunday World: "Jurgen Klopp ended speculation yesterday that he might be tempted to take over as Germany coach - and that's probably the best bit of news the club have had in weeks.

"Let's be honest, 2021 has been a complete disaster for Liverpool as they have lost game after game and got deeper and deeper into a hole that has sucked a great team down to a desperate level.

"The last time I felt like this watching a Liverpool side was when Roy Hodgson was manager and it felt like they were stuck in neutral and going nowhere fast, but it's not as bad as that now.

"During Hodgson's spell in charge, he was working with a poor squad and it felt like a long way back from there, but things are different now.

"The last few weeks may have tarnished Klopp's reputation slightly, but I still believe he is one of the best managers in world football and now he needs to prove it.

"So while it would be easy for him to duck out of Liverpool and replace Joachim Low as Germany boss when he steps down after the Euros this summer, Klopp has insisted he's staying and now he will know this current crisis can end almost as quickly as it started."

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