Jurgen Klopp is becoming something of legend at Anfield and his latest team-talk, albeit from a charity fixture, is fast going viral on Twitter after Liverpool’s official handle uploaded a video of the German addressing the likes of Dirk Kuyt and Jamie Redknapp.
Klopp took charge of a James Milner XI in Saturday’s 3-3 draw with a Stiliyan Petrov XI in A Match for Cancer at Celtic Park and it appears the German had his sights trained on a few from the off:
“You can decide how long you play, I don’t care!” 🤣🤣
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 11, 2018
Clearly, he’s not happy with Redknapp but one would shudder to think what Jose Mourinho would say to Paul Scholes if they were in a similar situation!
Klopp doesn’t stop there, telling his players that they better inform him if they are tired, even if he’ll know five minutes before.
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Hristo Stoichkov was among the best footballers on the planet in his heydays, but Klopp clearly doesn’t rate the Bulgarian at the moment, mostly due to the age factor.
The former Barcelona midfielder is 52, older than the German tactician (who’s 51).
Leaving the best quip for the last, Klopp responds to the applause at the end of his talk by jesting that his Liverpool players never do that for him.
The Reds are topping the Premier League table with four wins from four and are very much serious contenders for the title, which probably explains why their manager is always in a jovial mood.
The international break is over and the players will start returning to their respective clubs on Wednesday for the Premier League resumes on the coming weekend.
Liverpool visit the capital to take on Tottenham Hotspur in a high-stakes clash on Saturday (1700 IST).