Jurgen Klopp 'furious' at Liverpool icon for comments towards key staff member
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is said to be 'furious' with former Reds star Dietmar Hamann over comments he has made about a key member of the club's coaching staff.
The Merseyside giants currently sit 10th in the Premier League and have opened themselves up to criticism due to their poor form this season.
Many have tried to pinpoint the reason for their downfall, with some suggesting it is due to a lack of investment and others questioning the coaching methods at Anfield.
One person who has commented on the Reds' struggles is former player Dietmar Hamann, who took aim at assistant manager Pep Lijnders on social media.
Back in September, he said: "The alarm bells should have been ringing for Liverpool fans when the current assistant manager wrote a book while still employed by the club."
Klopp 'furious' with Liverpool
In an article, journalist Oliver Kay said: "'He [Klopp] is known to be furious at reports suggesting that some within the camp have questioned the role of Andreas Kornmayer, his head of fitness and conditioning, and at former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann’s questioning of assistant manager Pep Lijnders.
"As personally as Klopp has taken criticism of his players at times this season, criticism of the coaching staff has gone down even worse."
Can Klopp turn things around?
Questions will continue to be asked of Liverpool as the season goes on, and time will tell whether Klopp can turn things around.
Journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft recently stated his belief that the German manager could walk away from the club, but he's been quick to insist that he is the right person to get the Reds challenging on all fronts again.
He will be used to criticism from Hamann by now, with the former midfielder questioning Liverpool's "hunger" and "desire" only last month.
It is part of a string of comments between the compatriots, but the majority of fans at the club still have full faith in Klopp, and given his past successes, it is easy to see why.