We’d love to see an angry Jurgen Klopp up against Phil Neville in a car park somewhere…
Sadly, and probably sensibly, that’s not going to happen anytime soon!
But Liverpool’s manager has went on the offensive today during Monday’s press-conference ahead of the Middlesbrough match on Wednesday evening.
Loris Karius had a nightmare on Sunday and as a result has been savaged by pundits; most of which made countless mistakes themselves throughout their respective careers.
Gary Neville, his brother Phil and Jamie Carragher have been noisiest, and quite rightly – Klopp has defended his summer signing who must be completely bereft of confidence today following the mistakes which cost us the win against West Ham.
“My job is to protect the players as much as we can, but I can’t do that when they’re on the pitch,” Klopp told the Echo.
“I’m not surprised about it. In my first press conference I spoke about English media, and the pundits, the former players, forgot completely how it felt when they get criticised.
“Especially the Neville brothers, the one who was a manager, he should know. He showed he struggled with a job to judge players, so why do we let him talk about players on television? The only thing I can do is not listen.
“He’s not interested in helping a Liverpool player.
“I don’t listen to them. Carra doesn’t speak too much about United players, and the Neville brothers don’t care much about Liverpool.
“Tell him I’m not on Twitter. If he wants me, Twitter doesn’t help.”
It’s Klopp job to protect his players, and we’re delighted he did it in such a manner. We wonder if Phil remembers how he felt following his mistake for England against Romania, and would remind him to think about this the next time he wants to brutally analyse a 23-year-old who’s just moved to the country.