Jurgen Klopp Tore Into Jordan Henderson In Post Match Rant
Jurgen Klopp and Jordan Henderson had a very public debate on Sunday afternoon when the Liverpool captain was subbed off against Manchester United but it didn't end there with the midfielder told off in the changing room after.
Liverpool would have known that they were more than capable of beating Manchester United at Old Trafford, it was never going to be easy but it was certainly possible, especially with the hosts injury problems.
Going into the game United were without Nemanja Matic and Anthony Martial but Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard soon joined them in the physio room but by the end of the game it was the home side who were in control.
Jurgen Klopp, who lost Roberto Firmino in the first half to injury, tried to change the game by taking off Jordan Henderson and bringing on Xherdan Shaqiri but the midfielder didn't take too kindly to being replaced.
He ignored the manager's attempts at a handshake as he walked off and instead applauded the crowd. The manager soon came over to him to have a word and the pair did shake hands.
According to a report in the Mirror that wasn't the end of it. Reportedly the Liverpool boss went 'ballistic' at the players and Henderson and Sadio Mane came under the most fire.
More Like ThisMore Like This
The former Sunderland midfielder had a good game marshalling Paul Pogba, although he was limited in his creative work, but he ruined his afternoon with his obvious displeasure at the substitution.
In December, in the first league encounter of the season between the two sides, Shaqiri's introduction changed the game as he scored twice to win the game 3-1, with the match tied at 1-1 when he joined the action.
The game was the Reds game in hand over Manchester City and the point did take them top of the table but the feeling after the match was that it was two points dropped, rather than one gained, and Klopp's side didn't pose much threat in the game.
They are still top of the table and in charge of their own destiny but it will take a lot of effort to stop City retaining the title.
Can Klopp's team win the league?