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From the length of grass to the accuracy of goal-line technology, a number of excuses have been made for Liverpool's defeats of late, but Jurgen Klopp's latest claim after defeat to Wolves is one of the most bizarre to date.
Raul Jimenez and a screamer from Ruben Nevez gave Nuno Espirito Santo's side a historic and deserved win at Molineux on Monday night.
It's fair to say that Liverpool fielded an under-strength side against their fellow Premier League outfit, but in his post match comments, Jurgen Klopp gave an unusual factor behind defeat.
Jurgen Klopp blames the wind after losing to Wolves in the FA Cup? pic.twitter.com/SsjRXDJi0B- BeanymanSports (@BeanymanSports) January 8, 2019
Klopp believes the actual wind played a part in Liverpool's 2-1 loss in the FA Cup third round.
"We had a few players ill after City game. We had to make late changes so it doesn't help. The wind didn't help, players struggled to control ball." he said.
Jurgen Klopp last night mentioned the wind making it difficult for Liverpool :wind_blowing_face:- Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 8, 2019
No mention of Wolves playing well... pic.twitter.com/qCsFEX69CD
It's also fair to say that people picked up on his comments and in the matter of minutes, his quotes went viral on social media.
One Twitter user said: "I can totally understand his point of view. The grass was so long for them as well. Don't forget they also had to play under floodlights and it obviously affected the players vision. Feel for them."
While another observed that clearly the "wind only blows when Liverpool are in possession."
Klopp leaving the ground after the game tonight. pic.twitter.com/q83LADYc9p- MatthewJB (@Mattcartoon) January 7, 2019
Because the wind wasn't blowing when Wolves had possession. :ok_hand:- EatMorePez (@EatMorePez) January 7, 2019
Klopp talking about the wind is a classic way of taking the attention off of the result. Mourinho did it for years.- - (@FirminoFatal) January 7, 2019
They blamed the Goal Line Technology when they lost to Manchester City.- Ali:flag_gh: (@TheBeardedRauI) January 7, 2019
Klopp now blaming the wind for their lost as if they played against air benders
Klopp literally just said the wind played a factor in their teams defeat to Wolves. It's never their fault is it? There is ALWAYS an excuse for losing. ALWAYS.- MUFC_Source_ (@MUFC_Source_) January 7, 2019
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