The Reds headed into their clash against West Ham with renewed optimism following back-to-back victories over Leicester City and Sunderland, results which left them just five points short of the top four.
However, in similar fashion to their recent trips to Newcastle and Watford, Klopp’s men put in a tepid performance and found themselves on the wrong end of a comfortable home victory.
While it’s still far too early to write off Klopp, the popular German coach isn’t being helped by his underachieving players and error-strewn displays are becoming far too frequent.
Writing on Twitter after the game, Lineker joked that change is necessary so that the former Borussia Dortmund manager doesn’t suffer the same fate as his predecessor Brendan Rodgers.
Doesn't look good for Jurgen Klopp, lots of errors have to stop, to ensure the German's not a flop, who follows Rodgers and gets the chop.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) enero 2, 2016
Liverpool’s defeat is their third in six matches and it’s becoming a recurring theme for the Anfield outfit - they make mistakes at the back and look rather toothless going forward.
The likes of Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino haven’t been creative enough of late and, against West Ham, striker Christian Benteke was an isolated figure up front, starved of service from his teammates.
But what’s more damning is the costly errors at the other end - resulting in Carroll’s wonderful header being the seventh goal Liverpool have conceded on their last four away trips.
Klopp has thus far tried to be patient with his squad and given them the opportunity to prove their worth.
However, with things not quite working out, we can now surely expect a different tact from the popular coach and an arrival or two this month to give the team a much-needed boost.