Jurgen Klopp – the gift who keeps on giving!
During his press-conference last night, following the 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund, the German chose to make a request of the Anfield crowd not to moan about poorly taken corners.
Time and time again, supporters groaned following weak James Milner attempts, but as Klopp points out, complaining doesn’t change anything – it just adds more pressure on the player the next time.
“I don’t like the sound around corners when they don’t work. It’s a waste of time. The corner’s already shit. You don’t have to say it’s shit – that would help in a game like this,” he said, before apologising for his language.
“Sorry, I said it twice!” he added, much to the amusement of the gathered reporters!
Interestingly, LFC statistician Andrew Beasley claims that while Milner’s corners don’t regularly result in chances, hardly any players’ efforts in England do.
Could Milner’s delivery from corners improve? Sure. Are lads up and down the land creating loads of goals from corners? Nope.
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) April 15, 2016
Still, Liverpool earn countless corners, and often fail to beat the first man. Just for the benefit of us watching, aim a little higher Milner!