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EPL: Failing to Qualify for Champions League Won’t Affect Transfers – Klopp
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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 Labelled ‘Spectacularly Tone Deaf’ for Press Attack
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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.  
Klopp Slams new Champions League
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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
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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...
Graeme Souness Identifies club with Best Squad in Premier League history
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Graeme Souness Identifies club with Best Squad in Premier League history

  Former Liverpool manager, Graeme Souness has named the current Manchester City squad as the best in the history of the English Premier League. Souness hailed Pep Guardiola, City manager, for having assembled and parading an ‘incredible’ array of players. City were defeated 2-1 by Leeds United at the Etihad on Saturday but still maintain 14 points lead on the Premier League table. Apart from the Premier League title, City are still in the race to clinch the Champions League, League Cup and FA Cup trophies this season. And Souness, who noted that Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have the second best squad in the league at the moment, insisted that City are simply operating on another level. “They’re in a great position,” Souness told Sky Sports of Chelsea. When you look a...
‘It’s Like you have Personal Issue with Mane’ – Klopp Confronts Referee
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‘It’s Like you have Personal Issue with Mane’ – Klopp Confronts Referee

  Liverpool manager has revealed what he told the referee after Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals first leg in Spain on Tuesday. Klopp said he told the referee that he, referee Felix Brych treated Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane ‘unfairly’ and appeared to have a ‘personal’ problem with the Senegalese during the game. Klopp watched his side slip to a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid on Tuesday and Mane was booked for dissent in the first half after appearing to argue with the referee following Real Madrid’s second goal. Mane argued that he was fouled before Toni Kroos’s pass that led to Marco Asensio goal But Klopp felt Brych was ‘unfair’ towards Mane and told him after the game that he appeared to have a ‘personal’ issue with the Se...
Klopp Explains why he Removed Keita During First half Against Real Madrid
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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....
Klopp Happy to Avoid Man City, Chelsea in quarter-final
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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.”
De Bruyne Named Best Player in Premier League this Season
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De Bruyne Named Best Player in Premier League this Season

  A former Liverpool manager, Graeme Souness has picked Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne as the best player in the English Premier League. The Belgian international found the net twice in Manchester City’s 5-2 victory over Southampton on Wednesday. Souness hailed the Belgian after City sparkled in the attack with Riyad Mahrez also scoring twice and Ilkay Gundogan also getting on the score sheet for the league leaders. Despite Phil Foden and Mahrez being in superb form during the game, De Bruyne earned the highest praise from Souness “Kevin De Bruyne is an absolute superstar,” Souness told Sky Sports. “Best player in the Premier League and everybody thinks he’s not at it! He’s had a bad night again hasn’t he?” With his strikes on Wednesday, De Bruyne now has f...
Liverpool manager, Klopp Speaks on replacing Low as Germany head coach
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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
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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. ...
This is the Lowest Point of my Career – Klopp
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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...
Liverpool vs Fulham: Klopp Explains Firmino’s Absence, Why he Benched Mane
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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...
I Will Keep Substituting you – Klopp Fires Warning to Salah
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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 Gives Update on Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Diogo Jota
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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
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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 ...
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Klopp receives triple injury boost ahead of EPL clash
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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...
The Season Is About How Far We Can Go Up The Table – Jürgen Klopp
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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...
Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp Loses Mother
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Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp Loses Mother

  Elisabeth, the mother of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has died at the age of 81 but the Anfield boss will not be able to attend her funeral because of Covid-19 travel restrictions. Travel restriction means Klopp who lives with his family in Liverpool is prohibited from travelling to his home country because of fears of spreading variants of the coronavirus. Speaking to the Schwarzwalder Bote newspaper, Klopp paid tribute to his mother, saying ‘she meant everything to me’ and that a ‘wonderful commemoration’ will be planned when travel opens up again. The 53-year-old said: ”She meant everything to me. She was a real mum in the best sense of the world. As a devout Christian, I know she is in a better place now.” He last visited Elisabeth in Germany for her 80th birthd...
Jurgen Klopp Reveals What Alisson Becker Said about Burnley Penalty after Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat
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Jurgen Klopp Reveals What Alisson Becker Said about Burnley Penalty after Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat

Liverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp, has revealed that goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, felt the referee was wrong to award Burnley a penalty during their 1-0 Premier League defeat on Thursday night. Burnley defeated Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield, thanks to Ashley Barnes’ late penalty. Barnes won the penalty for the visitors after Becker appeared to have made contact with the striker, but the Brazilian shot-stopper says there was no contact. “We had the ball a lot, created some and did not finish the situations off,” Klopp said at the post-match press conference after the game. “That keeps the game open, and then they get the penalty – Alisson told me he didn’t touch him, but I didn’t see it back.” The defeat against Burnley means Liverpool are now in the 4th position ...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals how They will Prepare for EPL Crunch Tie
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals how They will Prepare for EPL Crunch Tie

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said his players will take part in 11 vs 11 training to get their “rhythm” back, ahead of their crunch clash against Manchester United on January 17. The hectic fixture schedule has meant little respite for Premier League sides. However, after Friday night’s 4-1 victory over Aston Villa in their FA Cup third-round clash at Villa Park, the Reds now have nine days to prepare for their league meeting with United. Klopp named a strong side against a Villa side, which had academy players because of a COVID-19 outbreak at the Midlands club. Liverpool have stuttered in the Premier League and are without a win in their last three games. This poor form has allowed in-form United to make up the ground on them, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a...
No Chance’ Of Liverpool Signing Lionel Messi – Jürgen Klopp
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No Chance’ Of Liverpool Signing Lionel Messi – Jürgen Klopp

Jürgen Klopp has laughed off suggestions that Liverpool could sign Lionel Messi but would like to see him in the Premier League. Messi has rocked the football world by handing in a transfer request at Barcelona, sparking widespread speculation over his future. Klopp says he would happily take the six-times world player of the year, but concedes the Premier League champions are not in the market for the 33-year-old. The Liverpool manager said: “Interest? Who doesn’t want to have Messi in their team? But, no chance.” Liverpool’s title rivals Manchester City are considered to be among the favourites to sign Messi should he leave the Nou Camp. A move to the Etihad Stadium would reunite Messi with his former Barça boss Pep Guardiola, under whom he won two Cha...
Jurgen Klopp Confirms Liverpool Exit Plan, Next Move
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Jurgen Klopp Confirms Liverpool Exit Plan, Next Move

The Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has revealed when he may leave the club and return to Germany. The German also said it is not clear at the moment whether he stays in football after the Liverpool job. The former Borussia Dortmund manager says he will manage Liverpool for the next four seasons. Klopp has spent five years at Liverpool after taking over from Brendan Rodgers in 2015. He has guided the Reds to a Champions League trophy and their very first Premier League title in 30 years. He signed a new contract at Anfield in December 2019, which tied him to the club until 2024, should he avoid being sacked. Asked if he was planning on returning to Germany, Klopp told SWR, “Definitely to live, after my career. Most likely even to Mainz.” On how long he’ll rema...
Jurgen Klopp Slams UK Government
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Jurgen Klopp Slams UK Government

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has criticized the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, over how he handled the COVID-19 outbreak. Klopp feels his response to the pandemic is the reason the UK now has one of the highest death tolls in the world. According to the Reds boss, he was not too bothered about his side, missing out on their first Premier League title in 30 years. Klopp, however, admits he was worried the season would be cancelled, with Liverpool 25 points clear at the top. “I didn’t vote for this Government. This Government was the choice of other people. And the problem I had was that I got the news from England and the news from Germany. “From a personal point of view, I don’t understand why we started wearing face masks in closed areas on Ju...
‘Football Is Closer To Coming Back’, Says Klopp As Liverpool Return To Work
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‘Football Is Closer To Coming Back’, Says Klopp As Liverpool Return To Work

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is optimistic about the chances of completing the Premier League season as the champions-elect returned to training in small groups on Wednesday. Klopp’s side were just two wins away from ending a 30-year wait to win the title when the English top-flight was shutdown more than two months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic. Six positive cases of COVID-19 were detected in the Premier League’s first round of 748 tests of players and staff ahead of a return to socially distanced training this week. At the start of the outbreak, Klopp accepted football should be suspended if it would help save even one life. But the German believes it is now safe for players to return to phase one of training. “I always said we don’t want to rush anything, but ...
Klopp Chooses his Preferred Player Between Messi and Ronaldo
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Klopp Chooses his Preferred Player Between Messi and Ronaldo

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed his preferred football star between Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo. Klopp said he has slight preference for Messi over Ronaldo. Messi and Ronaldo have shared eleven out of the last 12 Ballon D’or awards. According to Klopp, although he admires Ronaldo a great deal, he will pick Messi over him. “For me Messi, but I couldn’t admire Ronaldo more than I do already,” Klopp was quoted as saying on YouTube channel freekickerz. The German said hat having faced both kings of football, Messi makes playing football “so simple.” He, however noted Ronaldo’s physical abilities cannot be downplayed. The Reds boss said he likes the Argentina international a “little bit more as a player on th...
Klopp Blames Fabinho after Chelsea Defeated Liverpool
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Klopp Blames Fabinho after Chelsea Defeated Liverpool

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has blamed midfielder, Fabinho, for the first goal the Reds conceded against Chelsea following their FA Cup fifth-round 2-0 defeat on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge. According to Klopp, the Brazilian international will have to live with the mistake he made that resulted in the first goal. Klopp’s side were knocked out from the competition after two goals from Willian and Ross Barkley. “With Fabinho, he had to play,” Klopp was quoted by Liverpool Echo as saying after the game. “He was the one who had to stay on the pitch and play the game. “You saw better rhythm, but he lost the ball for the first goal, and even an experienced player has to deal with that.” Liverpool will now take on Bournemouth in their next fixture in the Premier Lea...
‘It Is Not Over’: Klopp Warns Liverpool After Unbeaten Run Ends
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‘It Is Not Over’: Klopp Warns Liverpool After Unbeaten Run Ends

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted the title is not won yet after his side were beaten for the first time in 45 games in the Premier League as Watford thrashed the European champions 3-0 on Saturday. Klopp’s men still enjoy a 22-point lead at the top of the table and need a maximum of four wins from their remaining 10 games to secure a first league title for 30 years. However, defeat at Vicarage Road continues a downturn in form as they sneaked past relegation-threatened Norwich and West Ham in their two previous league games and lost the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie to Atletico Madrid. “What the boys did so far is exceptional but it is not over,” said Klopp. “We did not expect the number of games we won. It was never easy and it will never be easy, ...
Klopp Speaks on Weak’ Premier League With Liverpool 22 Points Clear
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Klopp Speaks on Weak’ Premier League With Liverpool 22 Points Clear

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has dismissed talk that a ‘weak’ Premier League, is the reason they will finally win the title this season. The Reds have a massive 22-point lead at the top of the table and are looking very likely to win the league for the first time in 30 years. Klopp’s men need 12 more points to be confirmed champions. Liverpool have won all their fixtures so far, only dropping points at Manchester United and their dominance has seen some critics question the strength of England’s top flight. “I couldn’t care less. I don’t think that any Liverpool supporter should have any concern for things like this. “We have no influence on the points they have, apart from the games when we played them. And these games are always proper games whether it is Tottenham...
Klopp Reveals Those Responsible for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Atletico
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Klopp Reveals Those Responsible for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Atletico

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has claimed the hostile fans inside the Wanda Metropolitano affected his Liverpool team and influenced the referee, following their 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid. The Champions League holders suffered a rare loss in their last-16 first leg on Tuesday against the Spanish club. Saul Niguez scored the only goal in the opening five minutes, as Diego Simeone’s men claimed a big win. “We speak about Anfield and the power a stadium can have, and tonight we saw it. They got a result, the stadium wasn’t here to see sensational football, they got the result and so they are happy. “It was difficult for the referee to deal with the atmosphere tonight,” Klopp told BT Sport after the game. Klopp however warned Atletico to expect a similar reception, wh...
I Feel for Man City, Guardiola Over Ban – Liverpool Manager, Klopp
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I Feel for Man City, Guardiola Over Ban – Liverpool Manager, Klopp

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager, has reacted to the ban placed on Manchester City Football club by UEFA. Klopp, who expressed his sympathy said he feels for the club and its manager, Pep Guardiola. UEFA had placed a two-year ban on the English side over alleged breach of Financial Fair Play rules. The European football’s governing body had disclosed that the English side had committed “serious breaches” of its FFP regulations. However, speaking with BBC Sports, the German said he was shocked by the ban. He said: “It was a shock. Complete wow! “The only thing I can say is about football. What they have done on the football pitch is exceptional. The rest, I don’t know. “I really feel for them, Pep and the players, but that is how it is. They can appeal. So, we will s...
Liverpool First Team Will Miss Shrewsbury FA Cup Replay
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Liverpool First Team Will Miss Shrewsbury FA Cup Replay

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he will send an under-23 team to play the FA Cup fourth round replay against Shrewsbury Town. "Our situation is the following. We've known for a couple of weeks, in fact we've known longer, that it would be like this," he told BBC Sport. “In April 2019 we got a letter from the Premier League, I think, where they asked us to respect the winter break and not to organise international friendlies or competitive games. We respect that. “So I said to the boys already two weeks ago that we will have a winter break which means we will not be there. It will be the kids who play that game. “You cannot deal with us like nobody cares about it. I know that it's not very popular but that's the way I see it. “The Premier League asked us...
‘Everyone Can Celebrate Except Us’ – Klopp
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‘Everyone Can Celebrate Except Us’ – Klopp

Reds supporters proclaimed their side will win the league from the stands on Sunday - and while the manager remains wary, it is music to his ears Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is happy to hear the Anfield faithful celebrate the Premier League title a little prematurely - as long as his players do not follow suit. The Reds took another big step towards their first top-flight triumph since 1990 with a 2-0 win over arch-rivals Manchester United on Sunday. Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah scored in each half for the hosts, who could have won by an even greater margin were it not for two disallowed strikes as well as a string of fine saves from United's David de Gea in goal. The win leaves Liverpool no less than 16 points clear of Manchester City at the summit, a margin that could the...
The Origi ‘the whole world wanted’ is back for Liverpool – Klopp
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The Origi ‘the whole world wanted’ is back for Liverpool – Klopp

The Belgium international signed a contract extension with the Reds, and his boss says any effects from his 2016 injury are in the past Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that Divock Origi is like a new signing after the 24-year-old forward signed a new long-term deal at Anfield. Origi had appeared to be on the outside looking in with the Reds early in the 2018-19 season, not even making the match-day squad until October, but he exploded in the latter stages of the campaign, bagging crucial goals as Liverpool swept to Champions League glory. The Belgium international scored twice in the semi-final second leg as the Merseyside club won 4-0 to overcome a 3-0 first leg deficit against Barcelona.
Carragher Reveals Klopp’s Regret as Liverpool Lose Out to Man City
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Carragher Reveals Klopp’s Regret as Liverpool Lose Out to Man City

Sky Sports pundit, Jamie Carragher, has said Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, will regret his side’s failure to beat Manchester City this season. Pep Guardiola’s side retained the title on Sunday, after a crushing 4-1 win at Brighton rendered Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Wolves meaningless. City finished with 98 points, one more than the Reds, having lost just once all season. Liverpool drew 0-0 with City back in October and were beaten 2-1 at the Etihad in January, when Leroy Sane scored what proved to be the decisive goal in an epic title race. “Liverpool have a manager who is an optimist and will feel he can challenge again next season, but if City are going to get 96, 98, 100 points it’s very difficult to stop. “The only thing Liverpool can look back with at regret i...
Klopp Reacts to Man City’s Title win, Reveals What Liverpool Must do Next Season
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Klopp Reacts to Man City’s Title win, Reveals What Liverpool Must do Next Season

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has revealed that his side must need to be very close to perfection to win the Premier League title ahead of Manchester City next season. Klopp stated this while congratulating Pep Guardiola’s side for winning their second successive English top-flight league title on Sunday. Klopp’s side finished runners-up to Guardiola’s men with a point separating the two teams, but Klopp believes the Reds must be near perfect to beat Man City next term. Speaking to reporters after Liverpool defeated Wolves 2-0 on Sunday, Klopp was quoted by Mirror UK as saying: “First of all I have to say congratulations to City. “They played an incredible season, we did too. “As long as City are around with the quality they have, the financial power and all that stuff, i...
Naby Keita Out Of The Season, Set To Miss Nations Cup
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Naby Keita Out Of The Season, Set To Miss Nations Cup

Jürgen Klopp confirmed Naby Keita is set to miss the remainder of the season after sustaining what he described as a ‘very serious’ injury against FC Barcelona on Wednesday evening. The midfielder suffered an adductor issue in the early stages of the Reds’ trip to Camp Nou, forcing him from the field after just 24 minutes. Klopp revealed during his pre-Newcastle United press conference on Friday morning that Keita is set to be sidelined for around eight weeks. The manager said: “It was really unlucky. Bad news, he has a high-grade adductor injury; the tendon is ruptured, which keeps him out for at least two months. “Bad news for us obviously, but bad news for Guinea as well because the Africa Cup of Nations is coming up. “He was in a really good moment - a really, really good moment -...
Why I Played Wijnaldum as Top striker against Barcelona – Klopp
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Why I Played Wijnaldum as Top striker against Barcelona – Klopp

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has explained why he played midfielder, Georginio Wijnaldum, as a top striker during his side’s 3-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday. Klopp said he decided to play Wijnaldum as a centre-forward against the La Liga champions because Liverpool needed a player between the lines who is good enough to keep and pass the ball. A goal from Luis Suarez and a brace from Lionel Messi gave Ernesto Valverde’s men all three points against the Reds. Speaking on his decision to play Wijnaldum as a top striker against Barcelona, Klopp was quoted by Metro UK as saying on Friday ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash against Newcastle on Saturday: ‘It was quite a big task’. I said to him: ‘What does it say about you?...
Klopp Issues Strong Warning to Salah and  Mane After 5-0 win Over Huddersfield
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Klopp Issues Strong Warning to Salah and Mane After 5-0 win Over Huddersfield

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said he will speak to Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, about toning down their efforts to win the Premier League Golden Boot. Both players scored twice on Friday night, as the Reds thrashed relegated Huddersfield 5-0 at Anfield. Salah took his tally for the season to 21 goals, while Mane is just one behind. Both players looked like they wanted even more goals as the match became more and more open late on, but Klopp wants them to rein in their attacking instincts in future. “It’s difficult. I spoke to them, I didn’t want them to chase back anymore or stuff like that. “But for sure, in this moment, we are human beings – one has 21 now and the other 20 – so [you can’t] take one off in that moment. “When you see then how Mo is running wi...
Klopp Reveals how Liverpool Can Stop Chelsea’s Eden Hazard
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Klopp Reveals how Liverpool Can Stop Chelsea’s Eden Hazard

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has said that his side must not allow Chelsea ace, Eden Hazard to shine by stopping passes before it gets to the Belgium international. Liverpool will tackle Chelsea in the Premier League fixture at Anfield on Sunday evening but Klopp believes the Reds must starve Hazard of possession if they are to prevent the 28-year-old from ruining their Premier League title challenge with Manchester City this season. Hazard has been in top form for Maurizio Sarri’s side so far this campaign, scoring 16 goals in the Premier League for the West London club. Asked how he would plan to stop Hazard on Sunday, Klopp was quoted by Metro UK as telling reporters on Friday at his pre-match press conference: “W...
Klopp Reacts to Liverpool’s Draw With FC Porto
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Klopp Reacts to Liverpool’s Draw With FC Porto

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has reacted to his side’s Champions League quarter-final draw with FC Porto. Liverpool were drawn alongside the Portuguese giants, FC Porto, when the draw for the quarter-final took place in Nyon on Friday. Klopp said Liverpool have to respect Porto, adding that the Reds will prepare very well for the clash. “What can I say? It’s Porto and we’ve played there already and we know how good we had to be last year,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website. “The result in the end was a strange one; it was very good for us, of course, but it was a strange one. In the second leg, we saw the character of Porto and the quality they have. “I could not be further away from thinking it’s the best draw because it isn’t – it is just the draw, it’s the op...
What Klopp Said After Liverpool Eliminated Bayern Munich
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What Klopp Said After Liverpool Eliminated Bayern Munich

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said his team showed they are back as one of European football’s powerhouses, after beating Bayern Munich 3-1 on Wednesday in the Champions League. The five-time European champions and last season’s Champions League runners-up, eased past the Bavarians into the quarter-finals with two goals from Sadio Mane and one from Virgil van Dijk, after a goalless first leg at Anfield. The Reds shrugged off an early ankle injury to captain Jordan Henderson and kept their cool after Bayern’s equaliser through Joel Matip’s own goal late in the first half. “It is an important [win] for different reasons. Important money-wise but also confidence-wise. “Liverpool’s self-awareness now must be: ‘We are back. We are back on the landscape. Back in big footba...
“We Don’t Play Playstation Football”:Jurgen Klopp To Reporter After Everton Draw
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“We Don’t Play Playstation Football”:Jurgen Klopp To Reporter After Everton Draw

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp could not hide his anger and dismissed criticism of his tactics and substitutions in Sunday's 0-0 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby in a heated exchange with a reporter. Liverpool's fourth draw in seven matches now leaves them one point behind rival Manchester City in the title race. Klopp took off striker Sadio Mane for midfielder Adam Lallana in the 84th minute and when asked if the series of draws indicated he should take more risks, the German bridled. "I'm really disappointed about your question. It's football -- we don't play Playstation," he said. "Do you think we didn't take enough risks today? Was there any draw where we didn't try to win? Bring on an extra attacker and football changes? It is not like that, come on. "We are of...
“Thank God It’s Bayern” – Klopp Reacts After UCL Round Of 16 Draw
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“Thank God It’s Bayern” – Klopp Reacts After UCL Round Of 16 Draw

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is wary of the threat posed by the Reds' Champions League last-16 opponents Bayern Munich, refusing to underestimate Niko Kovac's men. The two sides have had contrasting starts to the season, with Liverpool exceeding expectations by sitting top, while Bayern are nine points adrift of Bundesliga pacesetters Borussia Dortmund. Liverpool have picked up where they left off last season and look set to push Manchester City all the way in the Premier League title race. But Bayern have been wildly erratic and seen new coach Kovac come under significant pressure at times, reportedly coming close to losing his job in November. "At the end, it's a football game on the highest level and we have to play it," Klopp told Liverpool's official website. "We ...
Premier League Managers Back Transfer Window Change
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Premier League Managers Back Transfer Window Change

Premier League clubs will vote next month on a proposal to ensure the transfer window closes before the season starts, with the plan already winning the backing of several managers. A vote will take place at the Premier League shareholders meeting on Sept. 7 and clubs from the lower divisions in the English Football League are set to follow suit next month. Currently, the window closes on the last day of August but the Premier League season began on Aug. 11 with the lower divisions kicking off a week earlier. Burnley manager Sean Dyche said the current system can seriously disrupt the work of a manager and his team. “You don’t want to start the season and lose three of your players when you’re three games into the season. That could be really hard to take. And that happens,” he...
Sturridge In Best Condition Since I Arrived – Klopp
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Sturridge In Best Condition Since I Arrived – Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says striker Daniel Sturridge is in the “best condition” he has been in during Klopp’s time at the club. Injuries have limited 27-year-old Sturridge to 46 league appearances in the past three seasons. “He is in good physical shape, absolutely,” said Klopp, who took over at Anfield in October 2015. “Daniel could be part of the full pre-season so far so that’s very important. It’s looking good.” He added: “[Pre-season] was quite intense, especially in England. He was part of pretty much each session so it’s good.” Liverpool have been linked with RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita but Klopp would not be drawn on any move for the 22-year-old Guinea international. “Nothing new to say about this,” said the German. “I cannot clarify anything. It’s...
Naby Keita Declares Love For Leipzig Amid Liverpool Transfer Talk
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Naby Keita Declares Love For Leipzig Amid Liverpool Transfer Talk

Reported Liverpool target Naby Keita has told German newspaper Welt he loves Leipzig, whose football team he helped to second place in the Bundesliga last season. Keita, whom RB Leipzig value at a reported £70 million, is being tracked by a number of clubs, with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp an admirer. The Guinea international joined the club last summer from Red Bull Salzburg for £12.75m. His successful season, in which he helped Leipzig secure Champions League football, has enhanced his reputation. And although that is likely to see a number of rivals test RB Leipzig’s resolve, Keita said: “I love Leipzig and I will never forget this city.” A year ago, the 22-year-old claimed he had been approached by a number of English clubs. “Arsenal, Southampton, Manchester City a...
Gerrard Wants To Be Liverpool Manager – Klopp
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Gerrard Wants To Be Liverpool Manager – Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Steven Gerrard wants to become Liverpool manager and has backed the club legend to succeed if and when he is offered the chance. Klopp is currently in the role but has recently seen the former England midfielder offered a chance to cut his coaching teeth in the club’s youth ranks. However, it is Gerrard’s long-term goal to progress to the top job at Anfield, where he made such a profound impression as a player. Speaking to Kicker, Klopp said: “I asked him directly: ‘What would you like?’ He said he wanted to be manager. “That was wonderful. Because here he has the right group, which really has the drive to really help him. And that is what we’re going to do now.” Meanwhile, the German, who spent much of his playing career at Mainz, finds the idea ...
Liverpool Transfer News: Latest On Philippe Coutinho
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Liverpool Transfer News: Latest On Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho reportedly won't move to Barcelona or Real Madrid in the summer, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague. The Sky Sports analyst doesn't think either of La Liga's biggest clubs have Coutinho on their radar just yet. Separate reports in Spain have also said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp won't even entertain offers for his talented schemer this summer. Balague was answering Twitter questions for Sky Sports when he addressed the issue of Coutinho's immediate future. He began by discussing the obstacles for any potential deal facing both clubs: "He needs a bit more glamour for Real Madrid to have big, big interest. For Barcelona, they need to decide what to do with Arda Turan, and then they have to decide whether a player like Coutinho ...
Liverpool Crushes Watford to Top The League
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Liverpool Crushes Watford to Top The League

Liverpool charged to the top of the Premier League table for the first time since May 2014 by beating Watford 6-1 on Sunday. Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can all scored in the space of 16 first-half minutes at Anfield. Roberto Firmino, Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum added further goals in the second half. Although Daryl Janmaat's consolation denied Liverpool a clean sheet, the club is on the right path to challenge for its first title since 1990, having been pipped at the post in 2014. Liverpool, which has now scored four or more goals in five league matches this season, is a point in front of Chelsea and two ahead of Manchester City and Arsenal. "We are still early in our development and there are a lot of things we can improve," Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. ...

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