Klopp has a pop at Lovren critics (including himself?)

Date published: Friday 27th October 2017 2:50

Jurgen Klopp likened press reaction to Dejan Lovren’s performance against Tottenham to rubberneckers at a car crash.

The defender was substituted after only 31 minutes of Liverpool’s 4-1 defeat having been culpable for both Spurs’ first two goals.

After being asked for his reaction to Lovren deleting a reference to Liverpool from his Instagram biography and blocking incoming messages, Klopp hit out at the media.

The Reds boss, who must now decide whether to play Lovren from the start against Huddersfield on Saturday, said:

“I don’t wish one of you to have your mistakes discussed in public. You cannot even imagine how it feels.

“The boys are in the first place still human beings but you look like you are watching an accident and you are the kind of people standing around with smartphones instead of helping. I’m not this kind of person.

“We had a normal week. Of course it’s not the nicest week in Dejan’s life but it’s only football. People don’t become a better or a worse person through making a mistake in a football game.

“If I think about Dejan, I have much more positive things than negative things. Dejan had a good training week.

“We will see what we will do for the game but it’s not about the last game, it’s about Huddersfield and what will be the best line-up.”

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