Klopp: I’m not David Copperfield

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits the Merseyside outfit is not in the best form at the moment, but says he is determined to turn things around.

The Reds find themselves sitting ninth in the Premier League standings following a 2-2 draw with Sunderland at Anfield last Saturday, and followed up on that result with a 2-1 defeat to West Ham United in their FA Cup fourth round replay.

As such, Klopp’s men will be targeting their first win since a 5-4 triumph over Norwich City on 23 January, when they travel to Villa Park on Sunday.

When asked about Liverpool’s disappointing run of results since the turn of the year, Klopp said: “I think everyone knows there would have been a few easier jobs but I am not this kind of guy.

“I am not David Copperfield. It is not about making things change and everything is OK. It is about work. I feel completely in the right place. I feel good, I like to work and I am still learning about everything.

“I was always ready for the right job in the right situation where you can make a difference. To change things you need time.

“Liverpool is not in the most easy moment but I am not surprised. We could have had six points more, no problem. It is not too far away. That is how football is.

“A few things hadn’t worked – otherwise they would not have changed the manager – then you have an international break, injuries, re-injuries, and because of this other players are having to play.

“Of course I am disappointed with a few results and performances but I am positive and surprised by a few other performances.

“The players have shown me what is possible, sometimes for the team, sometimes for the individual.”