Friday 27 April 2018

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp launches scathing attack on Gary Neville over Loris Karius criticism

Jurgen Klopp and (inset) Gary Neville
Jurgen Klopp and (inset) Gary Neville

George Cooper

Jurgen Klopp has launched a scathing attack on Gary Neville for his criticism of Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Neville, the former Manchester United defender, criticised Karius after his recent poor form that continued with a shaky display in the 2-2 draw with West Ham United on Sunday.

Klopp insisted he ‘doesn’t listen’ to criticism of his players by pundits. Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Middlesbrough on Wednesday, the manager said: “My job is to protect the players as much as we can, but I can’t do that when they’re on the pitch.

“I’m not surprised about it. In my first press conference I spoke about English media, and the pundits, the former players, forgot completely how it felt when they get criticised.

“Especially the Neville brothers, the one who was a manager, he should know. He showed he struggled with a job to judge players - why do we let them talk about players on television?

“He’s not interested in helping a Liverpool player.

“I don’t listen to them. Carra doesn’t speak too much about United players, and the Neville brothers don’t care much about Liverpool.

“Tell him I’m not on Twitter. If he wants me, Twitter doesn’t help.”

Independent News Service

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