Liverpool fans show support for Jurgen Klopp after run of defeats

Liverpool fans have been showing their support for manager Jurgen Klopp in the wake of the Reds' latest defeat at Leicester City.Klopp conceded that his side's hopes of retaining the Premier League title were effectively over following Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Foxes.That result - a third consecutive defeat - has left Liverpool fourth in the table and 13 points behind leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand. While City notched up a 15th successive win in all competitions, the Reds have won only three of their past 12 outings, losing six.During that time, they have seen their club record 68-match unbeaten home league run ended by Burnley, while also going down to Brighton and City at Anfield.Off the pitch, Klopp has been mourning the death of his mother Elisabeth at the age of 81, and was unable to attend her funeral in person due to current coronavirus restrictions in his native Germany.

The banner has been put up outside Anfield Credit: Liverpool Echo

In a touching gesture aimed at the 53-year-old, a banner has been put up outside Anfield, which simply reads: "Jurgen Klopp YNWA".Labour MP for Liverpool West Derby - and Reds fan - Ian Byrne, tweeted: "A message from the Kop to Jurgen Norbert Klopp."Our manager through the highs & lows. #Solidarity"

Other fans commented too, with one tweeting: "He’s the man for us. He’ll get us through this. You’ll Never Walk Alone was never more appropriate than now."Another said: "A simple gesture, but one we can all get behind. Hopefully the boss is able to see the message. Great work, all involved."Liverpool are back in action on Tuesday (February 16) when they face RB Leipzig in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.The away leg is being played at the Puskas Arena in Budapest due to coronavirus restrictions in Germany.