Jurgen Klopp Orders Ground Staff To Only Clear Liverpool's Attacking Side Of The Pitch

Petty or genius? Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been accused of ordering his ground staff to only sweep away snow on his side's attacking end of the pitch at half-time against Leicester City last night.

The teams went into the break a goal apiece on a pitch that had been clearly affected by the sub-zero temperatures.

And - in most situations like this - the ground staff were out at the interval to help clear the problem, but only for Liverpool.

Credit: BT Sport
Credit: BT Sport

Maybe half of Anfield's pitch maintenance team were off? Or maybe it was Klopp using some next level pitch shithousery that we all know and love. Chelsea vs Barcelona at Stamford Bridge in 2006 ring any bells?

And it was Liverpool fans who accused Pep Guardiola of leaving Manchester City's Etihad pitch a little-too-long in grass length.

Well, whatever Klopp did or didn't do, it didn't much to the help his team's efforts. Leicester came out the second-half and created the best chances of the half.

The match ended 1-1 and the League Leaders failed to fully capitalise on City's defeat at Newcastle on Tuesday.

The Reds still gained a point, though. But to Liverpool fans and Jurgen Klopp, it will feel like two points lost.

And some pundit's, like talkSPORT's Dean Saunders agree.

Do you think Klopp's decision to have only one half of the pitch cleared was unfair?

Let us know in the comments.

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