Klopp lashes out at ‘mad’ Gary Neville comment

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp slammed the remarks of former Manchester United full-back Gary Neville prior to the Champions League tie against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

The Reds were held to a 0-0 draw at Anfield by the German Champions in the first-leg before travelling to the Allianz to seal their fate in the Champions League.

Speaking after the Reds’ 0-0 draw against Everton, Neville claimed that Liverpool should lose against Bayern Munich in order to have a successful end to the Premier League season.

His comments did not impress Klopp, whom, in his pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday, lashed out at Neville, labeling his comment as ‘mad’.

The Liverpool manager was quoted saying: “That’s the reason why they don’t have a job on the sideline – one of the reasons. It is so easy to sit in a studio and talk about things like that. You draw a season and say the best way to go through it is to go out of all the cup competitions early.

“You do that and the same people go for you like mad. Now it is closer to the end of the season and it is allowed to go out of the Champions League without even trying? That’s really mad.”

Klop also reiterated the fact that Liverpool are a self-sustaining club and every game in the Champions League is worth a ton of money for the club and going out of it would just be absurd.


  1. craig March 14, 2019
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