Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was particularly unimpressed today by questions from reporters about which keeper he will select on Saturday against Spurs.
Simon Mignolet has been poor in recent games, committing a howler against Hull City and reports emanating from Dave Maddock in the Mirror last night suggested the Belgian would lose his place for Klopp’s summer signing Loris Karius.
But when asked the question today, Liverpool’s manager snapped that he had yet to make a decision and that those gathered in the newsroom should delete the contact of the journalist who first told the story.
“Who said that I decided this? It’s a rumour,” Klopp said, reported by ESPN. “Ah, it’s been reported! Oh my God.
“No, I have decided nothing in this case. Obviously, we had not 100 fantastic games in a row so that involves different players, myself and everything. It’s not that we make a decision like this in this moment.
“There’s nothing to say about [this] actually. It’s not right that anybody could have this information.
“Whoever gave you the information, please delete him from your information list.”
Interestingly, despite Klopp’s statement – we reckon Karius will come in for Mignolet tomorrow.
After all, if the boss was keeping faith with the long serving 28-year-old, he’d have just said so, wouldn’t he?
His defensive reaction suggests he’s already decided to bring Karius in, but hasn’t released the information to anyone yet – so is irritated Maddock’s second-guessed him.