29 Sep 2018
Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has hit out at Manchester United legend Gary Neville after he made needless comments about the Reds earlier in the week. The United hero had recently suggested that the Merseyside outfit should forget about the Champions League for the current campaign and this has supposedly not gone well with the Reds manager.
Speaking ahead of the Spurs game, Klopp was not impressed with the opinion of the former England international and stressed that he would play the best team possible during the forthcoming European campaign, he said: “How should that work? What do we do? Not play Champions League or what? Gary should come over and tell me how that exactly works. How do you prepare a game when you don’t focus on it. You bring your kids in the Champions League, that would be funny. “A lot of people watch our games when we pay Champions League and that’s our job that we do the best we can do in these games.”
Meanwhile, Klopp questioned whether Neville would say the same thing regarding United whilst suggesting it is much earlier to offer opinions from the office rather than watching the proceedings from close quarters. Liverpool have certainly lived up to their early expectations in the Premier League and they have already acquired 12 points from the first four matches.
Up next, “the Reds are scheduled to face an away trip to Tottenham Hotspur “ and they should fancy their chances of outsmarting their opponents who are without key players through injury. Both Hugo “Lloris and Dele Alli “have been influential towards Spurs progress over the years but they are both sidelined for the weekend game after sustaining thigh and hamstring injuries respectively.
Following the Spurs game, Liverpool are expected to open their Champions League campaign with a group stage game versus Paris Saint-Germain. They managed to reach the final of the elite competition last term only to be outclassed by Real Madrid, who picked up their third-straight Champions League crown.