- Jurgen Klopp says he he starting to fear for his future as Liverpool boss
- The German saw his side defeated 3 - 1 by Leicester City on Monday night
- Klopp says he and his players are playing for their future with the Reds
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp fears he could be sacked by the club's owners following their 3 - 1 defeat at relegation-threatened Leicester on Monday night.
Liverpool started the season brightly but have endured a recent slump in form especially in 2017.
Jamie Vardy scored either side of a Danny Drinkwater strike in the reigning Premier League champions first match since Claudio Ranieri was sacked.
The defeat means Liverpool drop out of the top four into fifth place and one ahead of Manchester United who have a game at hand.
The defeat was Liverpool's fifth in seven outings in all competitions, and although they remain the only top-six side unbeaten against their rivals so far this season.
“It's getting more serious now. We all play for our future, myself included," Klopp said following the tie against Leicester.
"We get judged every day, especially on match days. Of course performances have influence on these things.
“I feel maximum responsibility because I am the manager. I hope I use the word 'we' and not 'they' because I'm involved in this.”
Liverpool have suffered away defeats to Burnley, Bournemouth, Hull and Leicester this season, while also losing at home to Swansea, leaving their hopes of Champions League qualification in doubt.
So far in 2017, the Reds have been beaten home and away by Claude Puel's Southampton in the League Cup and were beaten 2-1 at Anfield by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup.