The results haven’t gone Liverpool’s way over the past month. The team have generally played well but failed to convert their chances, while at the back this is still a side good for at least a couple of major defensive errors every ninety minutes.
Liverpool fans have certainly noticed it, as have the pundits tasked with commenting on the Premier League. So too have people further afield, including Bayern Munich centre half Mats Hummels, who spent seven years with Klopp at Dortmund.
"I'm following Jurgen Klopp really closely because of the seven years we had when he coached me at Borussia Dortmund,” Hummels told Sky Germany. "I was really happy when he had a good start this year, but right now it looks a little tough.”
Tough, but not something Klopp can’t work their way out of given his side has generally been performing very well despite the disappointing run of results, as it has felt like this is a side that could have won all the games they’ve drawn of late.
The only worry, perhaps, is whether the results start to come before players begin to doubt and their heads begin to drop. That, and not a few draws, is the real concern. Hummels, though, is feeling confident his former boss will get things back on track.
“He and the team will get out of this situation,” he noted, adding: “It’s not too bad even if it's not as good as they wanted it to be."