Jurgen Klopp has been questioned many times this season but John Barnes believes that he is still the man for the job.
The former favourite at Anfield believes the Klopp remains the most qualified manager for Liverpool despite being questioned by his side struggling to keep clean sheets.
Barnes thinks that Klopp is as good as the top managers in Premier League which includes Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola at maximising the potential of his players.
“All you can ask any manager to do, and I’ve always said this, is to maximise the potential of the team. That’s all he can do, he can’t do anything more.
“I think he has maximised the potential of Liverpool’s team because maximising the potential of the team Liverpool have should mean they can finish, in my opinion, fourth or fifth.
“Klopp is doing the best he can with what he has at his disposal as well as any other manager in the world could do.
“If Guardiola was at Liverpool with these players – I’m not saying they’re bad players, they are good players but of course Man City have better players – he wouldn’t be able to do necessarily anything better than Jurgen Klopp.
“He may have done it in a different way but I don’t think he would be able to do what he’s doing in Manchester City.
“The fact we are four points off second place means that he’s not doing a bad job.
“Now, we can do better defensively and be more consistent obviously when we get other players and when he works with the players that he wants but in terms of saying we should be higher up in the league at this particular point, I don’t agree with that.
“In the future, if he gets the players he wants like he did at Borussia Dortmund, he will make a bigger challenge. So I think he will be competitive enough to win the league but we can never tell if he will ever win it.”