Klopp’s fresh rant at journalist branded ‘unusual’ after Liverpool loss

Date published: Monday 8th February 2021 11:41 - Joe Williams

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Jurgen Klopp clashed with another journalist on Sunday after Liverpool lost 4-1 to Manchester City in the Premier League.

The Reds boss has appeared spiky on a number of occasions this season with BT Sport reporter Des Kelly getting into a particularly long heated debate earlier in the season.

Liverpool fell 10 points behind City – who also have a game in hand on – after Pep Guardiola’s men ran away with the match in the second half at Anfield.

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Unfortunately for Klopp two uncharacteristic passing errors from goalkeeper Alisson Becker swung the game City’s way when it had been evenly poised at 1-1.

Niv Dovrat of Israeli TV station Sport 1 decided to ask about the gap between City and Liverpool, with Klopp reacting angrily to his line of questioning.

Klopp said: “I really think you should prepare your job better to be honest. How can you ask that?

“They are 13 points away, in my understanding, and these questions about becoming champions – do you really think that’s appropriate at the moment.

“We have only two questions and you waste one for that. Your fault, you had only two questions.”

Klopp added: “I think they (City) are running away. That (fighting for top four) is obvious. We will try to do that.”

Dovrat tweeted his reaction to the interview, he said: “I have interviewed the Liverpool manager dozens of times over the past few years. Last night, I was exposed to a different and unusual response.

“Looking back, I think the style, manner and tone of the question were appropriate. The manager disagreed with me.”


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