Jurgen Klopp Accused Of Aiming 'Harsh Dig' At David Luiz After Liverpool’s 2-1 Defeat To Arsenal
The 53-year-old German has received an abundance of praise after capturing the Premier League title with the Reds this season.
But Klopp's post-match behaviour in recent weeks has been criticised and the Liverpool manager was seen as 'salty' after his side were thrashed 4-0 by Manchester City.
Now, Liverpool's hopes of surpassing City's 100-points tally firmly ended on Wednesday in a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates.
According to the Liverpool Echo's Paul Gorst, Klopp told reporters after the match: "Is someone surprised these boys [Alisson/Van Dijk] are humans? I am not.
"I need David Luiz? He's signed a new contract, eh?"
Fans wasted no time in accusing the former Borussia Dortmund head coach of taking an unnecessary shot at the Arsenal defender.
Footage from the virtual press conference has since emerged online and added some much-needed defence to Klopp's remark.
One reporter specifically mentioned former Chelsea defender Luiz by name and directed the question towards Klopp.
While the Liverpool boss did say the part about him 'signing a new contract' and smiled, the comment on Luiz wasn't the sly dig fans initially had thought.
Sadio Mane opened the scoring for the newly crowned Premier League champions in the first half.
But Alexandre Lacazette pounced on a rare error from Virgil van Dijk to pull back an equaliser for the Gunners.
Liverpool No 1 Alisson also experienced a shocking moment after his poor clearance allowed Reiss Nelson to score Arsenal's second of the match.
Liverpool, who are on 93 points, will play Chelsea at home and Newcastle away in their final two Premier League matches of the season.
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