‘I don’t need a break’: Klopp defiant amid Liverpool slump

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is ready for the challenge of turning his team around after a tough period both on and off the field. He conceded that his team would not be retaining the Premier League after a 3-1 loss to Leicester. That result left Liverpool on a run of only two wins in 10 matches and 13 points behind first-place Manchester City. It has also been a difficult time for Klopp personally because his mother died last month at the age of 81 after contracting COVID-19. Klopp was unable to attend the funeral because of travel restrictions.