Agbonlahor: Liverpool players not playing for Klopp

Agbonlahor: Liverpool players not playing for Klopp

Former Aston Villa captain Gabby Agbonlahor believes Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has lost the confidence of his players.

An own goal from Joel Matip before efforts from Craig Dawson and Ruben Neves sealed all three points for Wolves at Molineux, while Liverpool are still yet to win a Premier League game in 2023.

“I have been saying this a lot this season, Jurgen Klopp for me is not motivating these players," Agbonlahor told talkSPORT. “Recently I have been watching Liverpool and they are not playing like a group of players that are playing for the manager.

“You look [at] today, [Naby] Keita, Thiago strolling around. The third goal from Neves, Thiago just was not even bothered to follow the run. You look at their last three away games: loss, loss, loss. They can't score goals anymore, [Darwin] Nunes isn't finishing his chances, [Mohamed] Salah doesn't look like a threat anymore.

“[Cody] Gakpo needs some time to be fair to him but he doesn't look like he is up to it yet. We talk about how he [Klopp] has a lot of credit in the bank but do Liverpool fans want Klopp to stay? Because he is just not doing it at the moment."