Advert

Latest

an hour ago
Advert
2 hours ago
Advert

Most Popular

3 days ago
Advert

Jurgen Klopp ‘Looks Unhappy With Football’ Says Liverpool Legend

Jurgen Klopp ‘Looks Unhappy With Football’ Says Liverpool Legend

A Liverpool legend has shared his concern that Jurgen Klopp "doesn't look happy with football" anymore, despite a 2-1 win over Tottenham putting the Reds top of the Premier League.

The charismatic Klopp has cut a spiky figure this season, as he's had to deal with a host of injuries. He's given some unusually tetchy post-match interviews and had a tense exchange of words with Jose Mourinho at the final whistle on Wednesday.

Mourinho criticised Klopp's pitch-side antics afterwards saying: "If I behave the same way he does on the touchline, I do not stay there."

Advert

Now Liverpool great Mark Lawrenson has had his say, after being asked whether Klopp seems more upset this season than he was last term, on talkSPORT 2.

"At the moment, although they won last night and he'll be delighted with the way they won, he doesn't look happy with football," said Lawrenson, who won five league titles and a European Cup with the Reds.

"I'm not saying he doesn't look happy with Liverpool, the team or the results, but he just doesn't look happy with football.

"There's VAR, and everybody is peeved about VAR, the lack of fans, and the big thing is the five sub rule."

Advert

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
Football

Jurgen Klopp Responds To Speculation That He’s About To Leave Liverpool

One of Klopp's gripes this season is that the five substitutions rule introduced for Project Restart has not been carried through into the Premier League for 2020/21. It's divisive, with some claiming five subs helps managers of big clubs with larger squads, with the counter argument being it protects tired players for all 20 teams.

Liverpool Fans Show Full Support For Jurgen Klopp With Touching Banner Outside Of Anfield
Football

Liverpool Fans Show Full Support For Jurgen Klopp With Touching Banner Outside Of Anfield

published at10 days ago

"I think he's got a point and everyone will come round to that," said Lawrenson. "When he first said about having five subs I thought: 'No, it just makes the stronger teams even stronger.'

"But when you look at football now and the amount of games we're having... it's mad. So I think this could be a special year and I do think they should bring it in.

Advert

"And the things with fans, without spectators the game is just completely different. Even last night with 2,000 at Anfield it's just very, very strange."

Klopp is a manager who feeds off a vocal support, as we saw at Borussia Dortmund and at Liverpool since his arrival in 2015.

So the relative lack of fans could well be contributing to Klopp's fiery mood. However, as a manager who embodies passion, it will be a worry for some LFC fans that Klopp is - according to Lawrenson - having some of his love for the game drained by the events of 2020.

Advert

All imagery: PA Images

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool News

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Compilation Of Joao Cancelo Vs Borussia Monchengladbach Shows Why He Is The Best Full-Back In World Football
published atan hour ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

Fans Claim Harry Maguire 'Elbowed' Jamaal Lascelles During Manchester United's Win Vs Newcastle United

published at3 days ago

Alex Reid

Alex Reid is a writer at SPORTbible who’s previously strung words together for FourFourTwo, Boxing News, The Guardian and, yes, Cruise International (it’s about big ships, not Tom). Interests range from football and boxing to real sports like WWE and darts. He is not a cage fighter.