Jurgen Klopp aims dig at Everton as he explains Liverpool’s recent struggles

Jurgen Klopp insists "nobody is happy" at potentially being level on points with Everton as Liverpool's struggles continue.

The Reds lost at Leicester on Saturday – their third reverse in a row following losses to Manchester City and Brighton.

Liverpool's poor form can be dated back to the festive period with Klopp seeing his team win just two of their last 10 in the league.

It has seen them slide down the league and they are now in a battle for the top four.

Everton sit three points below their Merseyside rivals but have two games in hand as they target the Champions League.

But Klopp appears to have aimed a dig at the Toffees by expressing their dissatisfaction at potentially being level on points with them.

He said: "Nobody is happy with being fourth and only having 40 points and (potentially) being level on points with Everton."

Injuries have massively hindered the Reds this season with notable absentees in defence a particular issue.

They were able to cope for several months before results began declining.

"If you are with us and follow us all the way through the season, you can see a mix of different things has happened," Klopp added.

"We have had some not so good games but played some good games lately."

"We have to keep our good things going. If you saw the games v City and Leicester, it didn't look like games we'd concede seven and score two.

"It happened because of individual mistakes, we have spoken about that. One time it was miscommunication."

Rumours had begun to swirl that Klopp could quit and odds were slashed on him leaving Anfield at the weekend.

But the 53-year-old maintains he does not need time away despite his personal issues.

He added: "I don't need a break. Everyone knows privately it has been tough time but it wasn't just last three weeks, it was longer before that. We always deal with it as a family 100%."

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