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Gabby Agbonlahor responds to Jurgen Klopp saying he's not a 'mentality monster'

Ryan Sidle

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Gabby Agbonlahor responds to Jurgen Klopp saying he's not a 'mentality monster'

Gabby Agbonlahor has given his cheeky response, after Jurgen Klopp ripped into him for not being a 'mentality monster' following the pundits comments following Man Utd's loss to Brentford.

Klopp revealed on Friday, during his pre match press conference, how annoyed he was by Agbonlahor's comments, as he drove home listening to the radio, as you can see in the video below.

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The Liverpool boss wasn't impressed with the former Aston Villa man's conclusions after Brentford had battered United 4-0 and sent them bottom of the Premier League.

So annoyed was the German that he was even considering ringing into talkSPORT to share his thoughts, taking inspiration from the time Jamie Carragher rang into the radio station to lambast them.

However, Agbonlahor isn't one to just be told to shut up and take the criticism from Klopp, hitting back with an amusing post on social media.

The 35-year-old took to Instagram to post a picture of him scoring a winning goal at Anfield, referencing Klopp's words with a caption saying, "Flashback Friday- mentality to score the winner at anfield…"

Unfortunately for the former striker, there was one issue with his post, in that his winning goal came before Klopp was in charge of Liverpool.

Back then the former Borussia Dortmund manager probably wouldn't have thought that the Reds' players were 'mentality monsters' either.

Whilst many were pointing out the timeline to Agbonlahor, and others commented that he'd never won anything, others did enjoy his retort.

"Nice clap back," one fan replied, "Bloody legend," another added, "Was waiting for your response, didn't disappoint," a third added, with three laughing crying emojis, and a fourth commented on the amount of pro Klopp replies, saying, "Wow, the klopp lover boys are out in force today."

Agbonlahor celebrates his goal in 2014. Image: Alamy
Agbonlahor celebrates his goal in 2014. Image: Alamy

It's unlike Klopp to go off on one in press conferences, or react badly to interviewers, of course.

Back in 2020, the German famously had a go at BT Sport reporter Des Kelly for the decision to pick his team in a 12.30 pm kick off on a Saturday, after his team played following a Champions League week.

Kelly stood his ground over the issue and put it back on the Premier League clubs, in what was a fascinating back-and-forth between the pair.

No doubt Klopp will have more to say after his side face United on Monday night, and when Agbonlahor is back on the radio it'll be worth listening to.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Hayters

Topics: Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Aston Villa, Brentford, Manchester United, Premier League

Ryan Sidle
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