Jurgen Klopp jokes he’s the ‘last man standing’ after Potter and Rodgers sackings as he hints at pressure on his job

JURGEN KLOPP has joked that he is the “last man standing” after seeing Graham Potter and Brendan Rodgers bite the dust.

The Liverpool boss is under pressure at Anfield, with the pre-season title hopefuls languishing in 8th place in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp has hinted at being under pressure at Liverpool
Brendan Rodgers was axed by Leicester

And he’s had no escape in the cups, with the Reds already knocked out of all domestic and European tournaments.

However, Klopp has remained in his post at Anfield despite seeing more rival bosses sacked than EVER before in the Prem this season.

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Potter’s exit from Chelsea meant that 12 different managers have been axed from their posts during the current campaign.

Klopp admitted that it had been a “strange week” as Tottenham’s Antonio Conte and Bayern Munich’s Julian Nagelsmann were also sacked.

He said: “What can I say? The elephant in the room is probably why I am still sitting here, in this crazy world! Last man standing!

“I respect them a lot, I like them both.

“Fantastic managers still, but things can go the wrong way.

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“We all accept that in the football business.

“It’s a strange week, Conte, Nagelsmann, and now these two.”

Klopp however has suggested that his job is safe for now as he has an understanding with the club’s owners for his past achievements.

He added: “We have smart owners, they know about the situation.

“There is no need [for me] to be afraid, I am here to deliver, I’m not here as a talisman or for murals on house walls.

“I know I’m still here because of what happened in the last few years.

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“I don’t like the fact that I pretty much have to rely on that. Is it right or not? We’ll see in the future.”

Potter was axed after just seven months in charge and £330million spent in the January transfer window.

However, ex-Brighton boss Potter has been unable to turn the club’s Chelsea’s fortunes around with the Blues sliding to 11th in the top-flight after their 2-0 home defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Bruno Saltor will take charge of the West Londoners until a permanent successor for Potter is appointed.