Tuesday, May 11

Tag: Jurgen Klopp

Klopp warns Van Dijk must not be ‘forced’ into Netherlands’ Euro 2020 squad
Sport

Klopp warns Van Dijk must not be ‘forced’ into Netherlands’ Euro 2020 squad

The defender still has not returned to training with Liverpool and only has a month to get back in shape for the summer tournament Jurgen Klopp has warned against rushing Virgil van Dijk back into action at Euro 2020 but says he will not hold the defender back from featuring for Netherlands. The centre-back has been out of action since October with a cruciate ligament injury. Van Dijk is seen as crucial to Netherlands' hopes of success at the European Championship this summer, but it remains unclear if he will be fit enough to make the squad.
EPL: Failing to Qualify for Champions League Won’t Affect Transfers – Klopp
Sport

EPL: Failing to Qualify for Champions League Won’t Affect Transfers – Klopp

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has insisted that their summer transfer plans will not be affected if they fail to qualify for the Champions League qualification. The Premier League champions are four points off the top four after recent draws against Leeds United and Newcastle United. After the draw against Newcastle last week, Klopp said the team did not deserve Champions League football. But ahead of the trip to Manchester United this Sunday, the German said the club’s transfer strategy will not change if they don’t make the top four. “The Champions League is massive, especially financially for the club. “If we cannot make that, that is not good. Definitely not. “But I don’t think it will change anything. The situation was difficult before and it is diff...
Klopp insists Liverpool scoring woes aren’t caused by players being too selfish
Sport

Klopp insists Liverpool scoring woes aren’t caused by players being too selfish

The Reds have had serious problems taking their chances in recent months, causing concern for their manager Jurgen Klopp acknowledges that his Liverpool side have had problems finding the net this season, but does not believe his forwards have been too selfish in front of goal. The Reds attack has suffered a significant drop in potency compared to their brilliant efforts in 2019-20 to wrap up the Premier League title. Klopp has taken a special interest in the issue, leaving no stone unturned to find the source of Liverpool's attacking malaise.
EPL: You don’t deserve to play in Champions League – Klopp blasts Liverpool players after 1-1 draw with Newcastle
Sport

EPL: You don’t deserve to play in Champions League – Klopp blasts Liverpool players after 1-1 draw with Newcastle

  Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has lambasted his players after their disappointing 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Saturday. According Klopp, the players “don’t deserve to play in the Champions League”. Mohamed Salah gave Reds an early lead at Anfield but they failed to extend their lead after missing several chances. Steve Bruce’s Newcastle side grabbed a last-gasp point through Joe Willock’s deflected effort. The draw has left Liverpool a point behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who face West Ham on Saturday evening. “Look, what we always say, if you deserve it, you deserve it,” Klopp told BT Sport “I didn’t see us today that we deserve to play Champions League next year. “We have another five games, we’ll see what we can do until then, we have a few days until we...
Klopp Labelled ‘Spectacularly Tone Deaf’ for Press Attack
Sport

Klopp Labelled ‘Spectacularly Tone Deaf’ for Press Attack

The Reds boss' heart may have been in the right place, but many feel that the German trainer has missed the point. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been branded “spectacularly tone deaf” by former Tottenham and Barcelona striker Gary Lineker, with the former having told the press to “calm down” in the wake of the European Super League fallout. Fans and pundits reacted furiously to the news of a proposed breakaway project announced on Sunday, only for the six English clubs involved to pull out 48 hours later. Klopp stated his belief that the outrage must be curbed somewhat since the announcement that the 'Bix Six' would no longer be taking part, suggesting that continuing to fan the flames of protest could lead to a rise in coronavirus cases.  
Salah Makes Liverpool History as he Reaches 20-goal Mark Again
Sport

Salah Makes Liverpool History as he Reaches 20-goal Mark Again

The Egyptian forward, who has been a prolific presence throughout his time at Anfield, has maintained a remarkable level of consistency. Mohamed Salah has made more Liverpool history, with the Egyptian becoming the first man to hit 20 goals for the Reds in three different Premier League campaigns. Anfield has been graced by a number of top attacking talents down the years, from Robbie Fowler to Luis Suarez via Fernando Torres, but none can claim to have matched a star of the present. Salah has been a model of consistency throughout his time on Merseyside, with remarkable standards maintained in what has been a testing 2020-21 campaign for Jurgen Klopp's side.  
Klopp Slams new Champions League
Sport

Klopp Slams new Champions League

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has slammed the new Champions League format proposed by UEFA this week. The new format will see the competition expanded to accommodate 36 teams in the group stages. Klopp, speaking ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match against Newcastle, again lashed out at packing more matches into a season. According to the German, football clubs were already operating “on the edge” of maximum capacity. He said: “We have to make sure there’s no harm from [the Super League], no different atmosphere in the club. Let’s go back to the beautiful game it always was. “I am not naive — I have no problem with change and while the Super League is away, in the same moment the new Champions League is out there. “Who read this concept properly and s...
Jurgen Klopp, Gary Neville Clash over Liverpool’s Super League Membership
Sport

Jurgen Klopp, Gary Neville Clash over Liverpool’s Super League Membership

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp and Manchester United legend, Gary Neville have clashed over the Reds’ signing up for the European Super League. Neville hit back at Klopp after the German lambasted him over his (Neville) criticism of being among the twelve clubs in the European Super League. Klopp accused Neville of “always going where the money is”. Neville had on Sunday particularly criticised Manchester United and Liverpool for being driving forces behind the Super League plans, questioning how a club with ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ as its motto and anthem could abandon the rest of the Premier League. And Klopp was livid with the comment and blasted the former United left-back after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Leeds on Monday night. “Gary Neville speaks about Y...
UCL: No Guarantee Liverpool Will Qualify for next Season’s Champions League – Klopp warns
Sport

UCL: No Guarantee Liverpool Will Qualify for next Season’s Champions League – Klopp warns

  Jurgen Klopp has warned there are no guarantees Liverpool will qualify for next season’s Champions League. The warning followed their 3-1 aggregate defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League last 8 that saw the Reds tumble out of the competition. The result also means that Liverpool’s only route into next season’s tournament is via a top-four Premier League finish. Klopp’s team is currently sitting sixth on the table, three points between them and fourth-placed West Ham. The race for a top-four finish is very open but the German tactician was asked how confident he is that Liverpool will be in the Champions League next season and he said, “That has nothing to do with confidence. I would say I’m naturally confident but that doesn’t mean we will end up there. ...
Klopp Reveals ‘Special Plans’ to Stop Dangerous Real Madrid Player at Anfield
Sport

Klopp Reveals ‘Special Plans’ to Stop Dangerous Real Madrid Player at Anfield

  Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has revealed that his side has made ‘special plans’ for dealing with Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr. when both sides clash again on Wednesday night in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg at Anfield. Real Madrid lead 3-1 lead going into battle at Anfield after Vinicius scored a brace in Madrid last week, with Marco Asensio also netted for the hosts. The result makes it almost impossible for the Reds to think of advancing to the semi-finals of the competition and they will be wary of getting hit on the break by the pace of Vinicius. But the German gaffer said his side will look to stop the supply into the in-form 20-year-old. Asked if he was surprised by Vinicius performance in the first leg, Klopp said, “I was impressed, not surpri...
Why I Benched Sadio Mane in Liverpool’s 2-1 Win Over Aston Villa – Klopp
Sport

Why I Benched Sadio Mane in Liverpool’s 2-1 Win Over Aston Villa – Klopp

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has explained why he benched Sadio Mane in his side’s Premier League 2-1 win against Aston Villa on Saturday.   Klopp said Liverpool’s next week’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie against Real Madrid did not influence his decision to drop Mane to the bench against Aston Villa at Anfield. According to him, he made the decision based on performance. Two second-half goals from Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold gave Liverpool all three points against Aston Villa. Asked if the game against Real Madrid played a part in his team selection, Klopp said at his post-match press conference: “No, not it’s pure coincidence that you brought up at that moment. “Well, not you personally, but the media brought up Sadio didn’t score f...
‘We Don’t Have Rights to be in Semi-finals’ – Klopp Gives Reasons for Liverpool’s 3-1 Defeat to Real Madrid
Sport

‘We Don’t Have Rights to be in Semi-finals’ – Klopp Gives Reasons for Liverpool’s 3-1 Defeat to Real Madrid

  Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has provided reasons for his side’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday. According to the German tactician, nothing showed that Liverpool were playing to qualify for the semi-finals. Klopp was, however, happy that his side were able to score an away goal also for the fact that there is another 90 minutes football to be played at Anfield next week. Two goals from Vinicius Junior and Marco Asensio’s fine finish gave the La Liga giants the needed confidence going into the second leg at Anfield next week, although Mohamed Salah pulled one back for the Premier League title holders. And speaking on his side’s performance, Klopp told a post-match interview, “If you want to go to the semi-final, you have to earn the r...
Klopp Explains why he Removed Keita During First half Against Real Madrid
Sport

Klopp Explains why he Removed Keita During First half Against Real Madrid

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has claimed he took off Naby Keita in the first half of their 3-1 defeat at Real Madrid on Tuesday for tactical reasons. It was only Keita’s ninth start of the season. With three minutes left in the first half and the Reds down 2-0, Klopp substituted the 26-year-old off and replaced him with Thiago Alcantara. Speaking in his post-match press conference on the Keita sub, Klopp said: “Yeah, it was tactical. These are the things I don’t like in the job. You do that and it’s like one player is responsible for the performance in the first half. “Naby was not responsible for that. He didn’t play for a while, especially not from the start. Naby was not good in the game, but to be honest I could have made a few more changes in that moment....
Messi not Like in 2005 but Still World’s Best – Klopp Tackles Southgate Over Alexander-Arnold
Sport

Messi not Like in 2005 but Still World’s Best – Klopp Tackles Southgate Over Alexander-Arnold

  Liverpool boss, Jürgen Klopp, has tackled the national team coach, Gareth Southgate over his decision to leave defender, Trent Alexander-Arnold out of England’s latest squad. Klopp said he, “doesn’t understand,” why the Liverpool star was dropped from the recent World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland. Southgate’s decision suggested that the 22-year-old had fallen short of standard this season. The coach had already been criticised by former internationals such as Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Peter Crouch and Ian Wright for his reluctance to find a place for the Liverpool star. Alexander-Arnold is the current PFA Young Player of the Year and one of the stand-out full-backs in world football over the past three seasons. He played significan...
Klopp’s hot-tempered – Fitness coach
Sport

Klopp’s hot-tempered – Fitness coach

  Former Borussia Dortmund fitness trainer, Andreas Beck has revealed that Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, is hot-tempered. Beck worked with Klopp as fitness coach at Borussia Dortmund and was a victim of the German gaffer’s temper on more than one occasion. Speaking with Goal and SPOX, Beck recalled one such occasion when a player he had been working with picked up an injury later in the training session. “The player felt something muscular at the end of the training session. Klopp made a connection with my individual warm-up session and he was asking ‘why was the player doing this exercise?’ “He was just letting off steam at that moment. I felt his anger was very unjustified because he only had very general information. “To put it simply, I did some work with his...
Salah wins Liverpool Player of the Month prize
Sport

Salah wins Liverpool Player of the Month prize

The Egypt international has been rewarded as the best player in Jurgen Klopp’s team for the month of February Mohamed Salah has been named the Liverpool Player of the Month of February 2021. Monday’s recognition was the third consecutive time the Egypt international scooped the Reds’ monthly accolade in the 2020-21 campaign. In the month under review, the former AS Roma and Chelsea star accounted for three goals although Jurgen Klopp’s team won just two out of the six games played.
Pulisic Told to Leave Chelsea for Liverpool
Sport

Pulisic Told to Leave Chelsea for Liverpool

  Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic, has been told to leave the club and join Liverpool. The American international has struggled to earn a regular role at Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel. Former United States international Brad Friedel, told the former Borussia Dortmund star that a move to Liverpool this summer could be “ideal”. Pulisic has started just 10 Premier League games this season and faces fierce competition from Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner. And this situation has led to suggestions that a switch to Liverpool could be made in the next transfer window. Friedel, a USMNT legend, who had a spell at Liverpool during his playing days, told CardsChat on the speculation surrounding his fellow American: “I think Liverpool’s system is a good one for Chr...
Klopp Happy to Avoid Man City, Chelsea in quarter-final
Sport

Klopp Happy to Avoid Man City, Chelsea in quarter-final

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has admitted he is happy to avoid Manchester City and Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-final draw. The Reds have been drawn against Real Madrid in what is a repeat of the 2018 Final. All the English sides were kept apart. Chelsea drew Porto, while City face Borussia Dortmund. Klopp told the club’s official website : “I think we are all the same: Bayern doesn’t want to play Dortmund, for example, because they are from the same country and for us, it was City and Chelsea. “If we can avoid as long as possible then you do it, but all the rest, it was clear we would face a tough opponent.”
Jurgen Klopp’s agent reacts to rumors of his exit from Liverpool despite winning Champions League and Premier league
Sport

Jurgen Klopp’s agent reacts to rumors of his exit from Liverpool despite winning Champions League and Premier league

Despite winning the UEFA Champions league and English premier league in the last two seasons, there have been reports that Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp could be sacked at the end of the season, but his agent has now come out to address those rumors. Klopp has delivered Liverpool's sixth European Cup and first Premier League crown during his five-year reign, but a disastrous premier league title defence in 2020-21 has seen the Reds drop to sixth in the table, leading to question marks over the German's future. His agent Marc Kosicke has now come out to rule out the possibility of him departing the club this summer. “He's not finished with his work in Liverpool,” Klopp's agent told Sport1. “There is no back door open because Jurgen still has a three-year contract with the Red...
Sport

Klopp Criticizes Salah, Others after Liverpool’s 1-0 Win Over Wolves

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has criticized his players, including Mohamed Salah, following the Reds’ Premier League 1-0 victory over Wolves on Monday night at Molineux Stadium. Klopp said his players were ‘not active enough’ during the encounter against Wolves, adding that he didn’t like the start. A first-half goal from Diogo Jota gave Liverpool all three points against the host. “It’s all about the result,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “It was a big fight. We won three dirty points, and I am fine with that if that is what it takes to try to get back on track. “We had very good moments where we should have done better offensively. Defensively the whole game was really good. “I did not like the start; we were not active enough. But we improved a lot and defended well, and t...
Liverpool See Off Leipzig To Reach Last Eight Of UCL
Sport

Liverpool See Off Leipzig To Reach Last Eight Of UCL

Liverpool eased past RB Leipzig into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-0 win in Budapest Wednesday that coach Jurgen Klopp said helps his side put their Premier League woes to one side. Repeating their rapid-fire double act from the first leg, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane again struck within four second-half minutes to give the Reds a 4-0 aggregate win and keep alive Liverpool's hopes of rescuing their miserable domestic season with European glory. After six successive defeats at Anfield and dropping to eighth place in the Premier League, Klopp's men looked relieved to be away from home, with the second leg also played in the Hungarian capital due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. "They were outstanding. We had to switch off the Premier League stuff to get he...
Liverpool manager, Klopp Speaks on replacing Low as Germany head coach
Sport

Liverpool manager, Klopp Speaks on replacing Low as Germany head coach

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has ruled out any possibility of replacing Joachim Low as Germany head coach this summer. On Tuesday, Low, who led Germany to glory at the 2014 World Cup, announced his decision to step down as Germany head coach after Euro 2020, which is taking place at the end of the season. But Klopp, one of the early favourites to replace Low, says he will not be available to replace Low because he still has a contract with Liverpool. Klopp is currently under intense pressure at Anfield after Liverpool’s sixth consecutive home defeat last Sunday against Fulham. Reacting to the development, Klopp said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League clash with RB Leipzig on Wednesday: “If I am available for coach of the Ge...
Steven Gerrard Opens up on Replacing Klopp as Liverpool Manager
Sport

Steven Gerrard Opens up on Replacing Klopp as Liverpool Manager

  Rangers boss, Steven Gerrard, has admitted it would be his “dream” to become Liverpool manager, but added he wants Jurgen Klopp to remain in charge for years to come. Klopp’s future has become a source of speculation in the last weeks, following the poor form of the Premier League champions. The Reds currently sit in eighth place and are in danger of missing out on the Champions League. Gerrard has been linked with a sensational return as manager to Anfield, following his Scottish Premiership title triumph with Rangers. When quizzed on his aspirations to manage his Liverpool, Gerrard told ITV: “We should not talk about this, we have one of the best managers leading our club at the minute, I love him. I hope he stays for a few more years. “Liverpool is my club. ...
Liverpool Owner Take Decision on Sacking Klopp
Sport

Liverpool Owner Take Decision on Sacking Klopp

Liverpool owners, Fenway Sports Group, have chosen to back manager Jurgen Klopp, despite their dreadful dip in form. Klopp’s future at Anfield has become a topic of debate in recent weeks, as the Premier League champions have slithered out of the title race. Their 1-0 defeat to Fulham last week, means they have set a club record of six consecutive league home defeats at Anfield. This had led to uncertainty over whether they will qualify for the Champions League. FSG have historically seen Champions League qualification as the minimum requirement for a manager during the 10 years they have been in control. A failure to finish in the top four cost Kenny Dalglish his job in 2012, while Brendan Rodgers never recovered from missing out in 2015. The Americans however have comple...
Steven Gerrard Advised Against Replacing Klopp at Liverpool
Sport

Steven Gerrard Advised Against Replacing Klopp at Liverpool

Former England striker, Peter Crouch, has advised Steven Gerrard to stay at Rangers amid reports linking him with a return to Liverpool to replace manager, Jurgen Klopp. Klopp is under intense pressure at Liverpool after the club lost 1-0 against Fulham at Anfield on Sunday. The result against Fulham was Liverpool’s sixth consecutive home defeat this season. However, Crouch, a former Liverpool teammate with Gerrard, wants the ex-midfielder to continue his managerial career at Rangers after guiding the club to win the Scottish Premiership title on Sunday. According to him, it is inevitable that Gerrard will manage Liverpool in the future, adding that the Reds legend should remain at Rangers for now and win more trophies with the Scottish side. “I found myself wishing I wa...
This is the Lowest Point of my Career – Klopp
Sport

This is the Lowest Point of my Career – Klopp

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has admitted this is the lowest point of his managerial career. Mario Lemina’s goal for Fulham, inflicted a sixth straight home defeat on the Premier League champions on Sunday. It represents the Reds’ worst run in the club’s history “My boys wanted it. Believe me, they want to win games. I see how much it hurts. It’s easy to judge it that way because Fulham won, so you say they wanted it more. “But I don’t think that’s the problem. I don’t have to stand here and say we’re fighting for this or that,” Klopp said. When asked if it was one of the lowest points in his managerial reign, he replied: “I would wish to say no but yes it is. “That’s not a problem. I don’t always have to have the best times. This team is an extreme team. We were ex...
I’m not Concerned About Top-four – Klopp Said after Liverpool 1-0 Lost to Fulham
Sport

I’m not Concerned About Top-four – Klopp Said after Liverpool 1-0 Lost to Fulham

  Jurgen Klopp has said that he is not thinking about finishing in the Premier League top four at the moment. Liverpool are finding life difficult with series of poor results coming from both home and away games. The Reds were overpowered by bottom three side, Fulham, losing 1-0 at Anfield to Scott Parker’s side on Sunday. The Reds have now lost 6 matches consecutively and every hope of making it to next season’s Champions League is fading away. Addressing the press after the match, the German gaffer, who is now under intense pressure, said, “I imagine that is really not my concern in the moment. I understand that you have to ask that but I cannot think about that. “We have to win football games, we have to win one football game, that would be helpful already and...
Klopp Gives Reason for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat Against Fulham
Sport

Klopp Gives Reason for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat Against Fulham

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, says he knew Fulham would cause his side problems following the Reds’ 1-0 defeat against the Cottagers at Anfield. Klopp said that Fulham are in a good moment, adding that the goal Liverpool conceded before half-time was a massive blow. According to the German, his players tried to score against Fulham but were unable to do so against the visitors. Mario Lemina’s fine strike late in the first half ensured Fulham defeated Liverpool at Anfield. Liverpool are now four points off the top four position on the Premier League table. “Fulham will cause us problems – it’s clear,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “They are in a good moment, they are a good team. We all agree a team like this should stay in the Premier League. “There were mome...
Liverpool vs Fulham: Klopp Explains Firmino’s Absence, Why he Benched Mane
Sport

Liverpool vs Fulham: Klopp Explains Firmino’s Absence, Why he Benched Mane

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said that Roberto Firmino didn’t feature in his side’s 1-0 defeat against Fulham because the Brazilian picked up a minor knock. Klopp also revealed why he dropped Sadio Mane to the bench as Liverpool suffered their sixth consecutive home defeat at Anfield against Fulham. Mario Lemina’s strike gave Fulham all three points against the Premier League champions. “Two changes we had to make because of little injuries, with Bobby and Ozan,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “The others [Mane, Trent] we thought it made absolute sense. We are in an intense period, and we have the opportunity now to change some players. “We’ve got now at least more sessions in the legs, so we thought it feels really well together, so that’s the plan behind it. Getting fr...
Make the Decision – Klopp Challenges Liverpool Over Sack Rumours
Sport

Make the Decision – Klopp Challenges Liverpool Over Sack Rumours

  Jurgen Klopp has told Liverpool to decided whether or not they want to hire someone else in his place. Following a poor run of results, there have been rumours regarding his future at the club. Reports in Merseyside suggest that the German is under intense pressure to turn things around. But the former Borussia Dortmund boss said he will not let rumours that he could lose his job at Liverpool affect his concentration. “We cannot do other than our best – and that’s how it always is,” the German told reporters, per the Mirror. “And if there is somebody who thinks there is another one who can do better, then they have to make the decision. That is clear.” Going into their clash with Fulham on Sunday afternoon, the defending champions are 7th on the Premier Leag...
‘Liverpool is too big’ – Klopp insists Reds will never sacrifice Premier League to focus on Champions League
Sport

‘Liverpool is too big’ – Klopp insists Reds will never sacrifice Premier League to focus on Champions League

The defending champions are well off the pace domestically, with Europe their only remaining hope of a trophy this season Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his Liverpool side will never abandon their pursuit of a top-four place in the Premier League in order to focus on the Champions League. The Reds have slipped to seventh in the league table after a miserable run of form, and currently find themselves four points behind fourth-place Chelsea. Klopp's side are still in good shape in Europe though, having defeated RB Leipzig 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 matchup.
I Will Keep Substituting you – Klopp Fires Warning to Salah
Sport

I Will Keep Substituting you – Klopp Fires Warning to Salah

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has insisted he will keep taking Mohamed Salah off during games, if he doesn’t perform. Speaking to the media on Friday, Klopp made it clear he will take the best decisions for the team, without caring what the headlines will be. Salah, the Premier League’s leading scorer this season, was replaced around the hour mark at Anfield on Thursday night. The Egyptian winger was unable to hide his disbelief when leaving the field. “I think he enjoys the pressure [of being top scorer],” Klopp said. “He’s been outstanding again. I could have changed last night other players but it was more about who we bring on and he looked like he felt the intensity. He maybe saw it different, that’s fine. “We make these decisions in the moment. Then...
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Klopp Under Attack for Substituting Mohamed Salah
Sport

Liverpool vs Chelsea: Klopp Under Attack for Substituting Mohamed Salah

  A former Arsenal and Liverpool winger, Jermaine Pennant, has criticized manager, Jurgen Klopp, for substituting forward, Mohamed Salah, during the Reds’ 1-0 defeat against Chelsea in the Premier League on Thursday night. Pennant described Klopp’s decision to take off Salah, who can produce magic as ‘silly’. Recall that Klopp made a surprise decision to replace the Egyptian international with Diogo Jota after just 62 minutes during the match at Anfield. Salah was clearly sad with Klopp’s decision as the 28-year-old shook his head on Liverpool’s bench. “I am concerned that you are bringing him [Salah] off. You do not bring off a player of that stature,” Pennant told Stadium Astro. “Not because he is bigger than the club, but because of what he can do on the pitch...
Klopp Names Player Who Made ‘Difference’ During Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea
Sport

Klopp Names Player Who Made ‘Difference’ During Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea

  Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has named Chelsea star, Mason Mount, as the player who made the ‘difference’ during his side’s 1-0 defeat against the Blues on Thursday at Anfield. Klopp explained that Liverpool’s clash against Chelsea was a tight game, but Mount’s individual quality gave Thomas Tuchel’s side all three points against the Reds. Mount scored the only goal of the match in the first half of the encounter as Liverpool suffered their fifth consecutive defeat at home this season. “The individual quality of Mason Mount at that moment made the difference. It was a tight game, intense game,” Klopp told Sky Sports after the defeat to Chelsea. “Both teams invested a lot. That is it pretty much.” He added, “They had the goal they scored, which was offside. The...
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Jamie Carragher Takes Swipe at Klopp, Praises Tuchel
Sport

Liverpool vs Chelsea: Jamie Carragher Takes Swipe at Klopp, Praises Tuchel

  Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has taken a veiled swipe at the club’s manager, Jurgen Klopp, and hailed Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, following the Blues’ Premier League 1-0 win over the Reds on Thursday. Carragher praised Tuchel for sticking to his ‘very brave’ game-plan against Liverpool and said Klopp’s men were short in terms of pressing. Chelsea secured the win over the Premier League champions, thanks to Mason Mount’s first-half goal. Carragher told Sky Sports: “They [Chelsea] looked like a real top outfit. They really did. It was almost like a European team coming to Anfield. “I have played in games like that myself where you think you are going to get after a team and everyone is short. That is what it felt like tonight watching Liverpool. You could may...
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Why I Substituted Salah Early During 1-0 Defeat – Klopp
Sport

Liverpool vs Chelsea: Why I Substituted Salah Early During 1-0 Defeat – Klopp

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has explained why he substituted forward, Mohamed Salah, early during his side’s 1-0 defeat against Chelsea on Thursday night at Anfield. Klopp made a surprise decision to replace Salah with Diogo Jota after just 62 minutes during the encounter. Salah was clearly unhappy with Klopp’s call as the former AS Roma shook his head on Liverpool’s bench. Klopp is now saying that he substituted Salah because he had concerns over the Egyptian international suffering from fatigue during Liverpool’s defeat to Chelsea. Mason Mount’s goal in the first half gave Thomas Tuchel’s side all three points against Liverpool. Klopp told Sky Sports: “I just brought on flesh legs. Mo [Salah] looked like today, it’s not very often… he suffered a bit, he ...
What I Told Liverpool Players after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea – Klopp
Sport

What I Told Liverpool Players after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea – Klopp

  Jurgen Klopp has said that he told Liverpool players that he (the manager) is to be blamed for their lacklustre defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League on Thursday. Liverpool only had one shot on target throughout the duration and it was not registered until the 85th minute, being Firminho’s header. The Reds have now gone more than 10 hours without a goal at Anfield and they have taken just one point from the last 21 on offer at home since Christmas, scoring just two goals, one of which was a penalty. “Intense game, tight game, one decisive moment decided the game with the quality of Mason,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “Our situations we didn’t use. That is pretty much the explanation for the result. “I try to be as honest as possible, I told the boys what I saw ton...
Liverpool vs Chelsea: We Don’t Have Rights to go to Champions League – Klopp Cries after 1-0 Defeat
Sport

Liverpool vs Chelsea: We Don’t Have Rights to go to Champions League – Klopp Cries after 1-0 Defeat

  Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Liverpool do not have the rights to go to next season’s Champions League after their 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League on Thursday. The German described the loss as a “massive blow” to his side’s hopes of finishing in the top four. It was Mason Mount’s first-half strike that gave Thomas Tuchel’s side all three points at Anfield and handed the Reds a fifth straight home defeat for the first time in the club’s history. Chelsea found themselves in the top four with the victory and Klopp’s side are now four points adrift of that with Everton and West Ham ahead of them. “It is a massive blow,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “It is not done yet, but we don’t have to talk about if you lose that many games, you don’t have the right to g...
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Klopp Gives Update on Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Diogo Jota
Sport

Liverpool vs Chelsea: Klopp Gives Update on Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Diogo Jota

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has provided the latest update on Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Diogo Jota, ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Thursday night. Becker didn’t feature in Liverpool’s win against Sheffield United last Sunday on compassionate grounds. Fabinho has missed Liverpool’s last four outings due to a muscle issue, while Jota has not played for the Reds since December 9 due to a knee injury. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday, Klopp said: “Ali [Becker] trained now the full week and, yes, we should expect that he is able to return. “Fab has now five or six sessions in his legs, and we have to make a decision how we deal with that, but he looks good and is ready for the squad for sure. “Diogo had this li...
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel downplays Comparison With Klopp
Sport

Liverpool vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel downplays Comparison With Klopp

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that he and Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, are “not half as close as everybody thinks”. Tuchel and Klopp have often been compared, having both managed Mainz and Dortmund before leaving the Bundesliga for Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool, respectively. The Blues boss won two Ligue 1 titles during his time at PSG, while Klopp secured Champions League and Premier League with Liverpool. The German coaches will face each other when Liverpool hosts Chelsea on Thursday night in the Premier League at Anfield. “It’s nice to be compared because [Klopp] he’s one of the best coaches in Europe,” Tuchel told Sky Sports News. “On the one hand, it is nice because it tells you you have reached a certain level, and then at some point, it is ...
Phillips admits he was ‘disappointed’ to be at Liverpool before big break came with opportunity to cover for Van Dijk
Sport

Phillips admits he was ‘disappointed’ to be at Liverpool before big break came with opportunity to cover for Van Dijk

The Anfield academy graduate had been hoping to spend the 2020-21 campaign on loan in the Championship, but saw a summer move blocked Nat Phillips admits he was feeling “disappointed” with life at Liverpool before an unexpected break came his way, with the defender seeing a loan move to the Championship blocked in the summer. Opportunities at Anfield were few and far between for the 23-year-old when another campaign began on Merseyside, with Jurgen Klopp having a number of international centre-halves at his disposal. Phillips expected that situation to lead to his exit, but no transfer took place and frustration was mounting for the Reds academy graduate when a string of unfortunate injuries played into his hands.
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Klopp receives triple injury boost ahead of EPL clash
Sport

Liverpool vs Chelsea: Klopp receives triple injury boost ahead of EPL clash

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, received a major boost on Tuesday, as Alisson Becker, Diogo Jota and Fabinho all trained ahead of their Premier League clash with Chelsea on Thursday. Alisson missed their 2-0 win at Sheffield United on Sunday, following his father’s death. Jota has been out of action since he picked up a knee injury during the Champions League tie against Midtjylland on December 9. Fabinho has been out of the side through injury since the 4-1 defeat at home to Manchester City on February 7. Naby Keita, Ben Davies, who is yet to make his debut for Liverpool, and James Milner were also part of Tuesday’s training session. “Alisson and Fabinho, I’m pretty sure [will be available for the match against Chelsea]. “With Diogo, he was with us in the hotel, but h...
‘Thiago is more suited to Man Utd’ – Liverpool star not a ‘Klopp-type player’, says Scholes
Sport

‘Thiago is more suited to Man Utd’ – Liverpool star not a ‘Klopp-type player’, says Scholes

The former Red Devils midfielder doesn't believe that the Spain international fits into the Merseysiders' current system Thiago Alcantara is "more suited to Manchester United", according to Paul Scholes, who claims the Liverpool star is not a "Jurgen Klopp-type player". Much was expected of Thiago when he arrived at Anfield for £20 million ($28m) from Bayern Munich in the summer, but he has so far struggled to live up to expectations in the famous red shirt. It has been suggested that the Spain international has slowed Liverpool down in the final third while playing on the right of a midfield three, with Scholes of the opinion that he would fit in better at United in a more central role.
Liverpool Line Up Steven Gerrard As Potential Replacement For Jurgen Klopp
News

Liverpool Line Up Steven Gerrard As Potential Replacement For Jurgen Klopp

Steven Gerrard is being lined up to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool boss with increasing doubts over the German’s long-term Anfield future. There is a growing belief that Klopp, who has ended a 30-year wait for the Premier League title, will say yes to the chance of succeeding Joachim Low as Germany’s international manager. Klopp is the outstanding candidate as far as the German Football Association (DFB) is concerned and they will make their approach once Low’s own future is sealed. Low has been in sole charge since 2006, leading his country to success in the 2014 World Cup but enduring a nightmare 2018 World Cup and UEFA Nations League. Despite calls for his sacking he has remained in charge with his contract encompassing this summer’s European Championship finals and t...
I Would ‘Die’ For Klopp – Ilkay Gundogan Compares Guardiola to Liverpool Manager
Sport

I Would ‘Die’ For Klopp – Ilkay Gundogan Compares Guardiola to Liverpool Manager

Manchester City midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, has compared head coach, Pep Guardiola, to Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp. Gundogan, who has been in excellent form this season, has been managed by both the Man City and Liverpool managers. The 30-year-old worked with Klopp at Borussia Dortmund before linking up with Guardiola at the Etihad. The Germany international revealed that Guardiola is the best tactician he’s ever played for but said he would ‘die’ for Klopp on the pitch. Asked if Guardiola is the best manager he’s played for, Gundogan told Sky Sports ahead of Man City’s clash with West Ham on Saturday afternoon: “True. It’s probably a bit easier for me to name a difference [between Guardiola and Klopp] because I feel like tactically Pep is the best I have ever seen to be h...
Paul Merson Predicts Position Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool, Leicester City Will Finish
Sport

Paul Merson Predicts Position Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool, Leicester City Will Finish

  Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has predicted the position Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Leicester City will finish this season. Manchester United are currently in the second position on the Premier League table with ten points behind league leaders Manchester City. Leicester City is in the third position ahead of West Ham (fourth) and Chelsea (fifth), while Liverpool occupies the sixth position on the log. Providing his prediction for the EPL top four this season, Merson told Sky Sports: “Man City are in, obviously – that is the easy part! Next, I have to stick with Manchester United and Leicester, who are a very good team. “The top three now will stay there, in my opinion. After that, this is so difficult. You know me, I don’t like to sit on the fence, bu...
‘Irreplaceable’ Ndidi deserves Champions League football at Leicester City
Sport

‘Irreplaceable’ Ndidi deserves Champions League football at Leicester City

The Nigerian keeps reminding observers of his unrivalled quality and he’ll look to thrive as the Foxes attempt to cross another hurdle at Aston Villa We’re all beginning to run out of superlatives to extol Wilfred Ndidi, whose impressiveness in midfield for Leicester City comes as no surprise these days. Another excellent showing in the Foxes’ win over beleaguered Liverpool was just another reminder of the anchorman’s ability and importance to Brendan Rodgers side. The East Midlands outfit beat the Reds 3-1, but the final score didn’t tell the full story as Jurgen Klopp’s side dominated the hosts at the King Power Stadium for the majority of proceedings. The eventual expected goals of 2.8-1.8 per Fbref tells a false representation of proceedings for about 74 minutes in which the def...
Klopp Gives Reasons for Liverpool’s 16 Points Behind Man City, Surrenders Title Chase
Sport

Klopp Gives Reasons for Liverpool’s 16 Points Behind Man City, Surrenders Title Chase

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that if not for injuries his team would have been challenging for the Premier League title with Manchester City by now. The German suggested that the 2021 is not a “normal season” with his several key players injured for significant stretches. Liverpool have defence trio of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all likely to miss the rest of the season. The Reds, who claimed the Premier League title last season after 30 years, are currently in sixth place, 16 points behind City. “It was never the case where we thought how can we overtake City. Or how can we become the finest team in English football again, whatever that means,” Klopp said. “We just wanted to be the best version of ourselves. We have that chance again. If that i...
Klopp Names Area Liverpool Must Improve after 2-0 Loss Against Everton
Sport

Klopp Names Area Liverpool Must Improve after 2-0 Loss Against Everton

  Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has identified one area his team needs to improve after their 2-0 defeat against Everton in the Premier League on Saturday. Klopp said Liverpool needs to improve in their ability to be ‘decisive’ in crucial moments in both defence and attack. Two goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson gave Everton all three points against Liverpool at Anfield. “We conceded a completely unnecessary first goal, and we should not forget that,” Klopp said. “That’s a big part of the game. There were two big parts. You have to defend and we have to score.” Klopp added: “In the decisive moments, we have to be calmer. Like in the finishing situations, and I don’t mean now the headers from Sadio, which were really tricky with circumstances we had tonig...
The Season Is About How Far We Can Go Up The Table – Jürgen Klopp
Sport

The Season Is About How Far We Can Go Up The Table – Jürgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is worried about just one thing as his side continues to struggle in the Premier League this season. The Reds who won the title last season have struggled in many games this season and also seen keys players out for months due to injury. With Liverpool now 6th on the table, some key players still out, Klopp revealed he won't be pushing his boys to better than other clubs but he will try to work out how the team can be better than themselves. "It was never the case where we thought how can we overtake City. Or how can we become the finest team in English football again, whatever that means," Klopp said. "We just wanted to be the best version of ourselves. We have that chance again. If that is good enough, it is good enough. If another team is b...

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/gqbzggmy/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4757