Barking mad: Klopp loses his rag in post-match interview

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 8th November 2021

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's post-match interviews following his team's 3-2 defeat to West Ham left a lot to be desired in the magnanimous stakes.

The German manager only fell narrowly short of accusing match official Craig Pawson of being biased towards the Hammers for allowing United's first goal to stand and for not dismissing Aaron Cresswell for a tackle on Jordan Henderson.

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And while conveniently ignoring Diogo Jota's elbow in the face of Angelo Ogbonna, that caused the Italian to be substituted, and a blatant dive by Mo Salah that led to Liverpool's first half equaliser Klopp appeared to lose his rag at a question put to him during his a post match interview with the BBC's Radio Five.

When asked to specify which of Pawson's decision he was particularly unhappy with, he retorted: "It's really interesting you ask that. I'm not sure I want to answer the question if you don't know the situation I'm talking about.

"Do you not think [Alisson was impeded for West Ham's opening goal]? Is your job not to have an opinion? Okay, that's nice. There was another situation with Aaron Cresswell on Jordan Henderson."

And when pushed as to whether he felt Cresswell should've been given his marching orders, a testy Klopp replied: "My God. I'm not your puppy. Hopefully, you have an opinion yourself. All good."

The Liverpool boss has frequently been accused of being a bad loser in the past - and this latest outburst will have done little to suggest that isn't the case.

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