Jurgen Klopp says the situation at Liverpool is getting worse and he and his charge are playing for their futures.
Liverpool lost again on Monday, losing 3-1 to Leicester City, four days after Ranieri was sacked.
Liverpool have only won two of their 12 games since the new year in all competitions and have dropped 14 points behind Chelsea. Klopp says the situation is getting dire with every loss.
The German said after the latest defeat: “It’s getting more serious now. We all play for our future, myself included. We get judged every day, especially on match days.
“Of course performances have influence on these things. I don’t think they aren’t as good as I thought, but I think they need my help more to show it every week.
“I feel maximum responsible because I am. I hope I use the word ‘we’ and not ‘they’ because I’m involved in this.
“It doesn’t get better. It was not good enough in the beginning, not good enough in the middle and in the end. It was 100 per cent clear what happened with Leicester tonight. Back to their roots, their line-up was clear.”
“It was clear how emotional the game was because if Leicester didn’t show emotion it would be really strange. It wasn’t that intense but we weren’t ready for this,” he added.
“We could have done much better. We let them be the Leicester of last year – that’s our fault. We should get criticised. This inconsistency makes absolutely no sense.
“It’s not the moment to make assessments like this, especially not in public. But to say the truth, and I try to say the truth as often as possible, bad performances don’t help anybody, that’s clear.”