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 the sacking of Brendan Rodgers and Peter Potter at Liverpool.

The German coach, who took over at Anfield in 2015, made the quip as he hinted at the pressure of being the manager of such a prestigious club.

Klopp was speaking ahead of his side's Premier League game against Southampton on Sunday.

He said: “I'm the last man standing, obviously. It's a big pressure, I know that. I'm aware of that.

“But I'm also aware of the great opportunity to work here and how much I enjoy it. It's a great club and I'm very privileged to be here.”

The former Borussia Dortmund boss has enjoyed a successful tenure at Liverpool, guiding the club to the Champions League final in 2018 and winning the Premier League in 2020.

However, the Reds have struggled in the current campaign and are currently sixth in the table.

Klopp also spoke about the club's recent struggles and the pressure on his job.

He said: “We have had a lot of changes in the squad, and a lot of players moved on. That's normal at a big club.

“The pressure is always there to win, and I'm aware of that. But I'm also aware of the great opportunity to work here and how much I enjoy it.

“We are in a very competitive league and it's difficult to be successful. But we are doing our best and hopefully we can get back to winning ways soon.”

Klopp's comments come as Liverpool prepare to take on Southampton on Sunday, in a game which could be crucial in the club's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

It remains to be seen how the German coach will cope with the pressure of the job, but he appears to be embracing it and is determined to achieve success at Anfield.