Jurgen Klopp laughs off Gary Neville’s comments about Liverpool

Florence Fletcher
September 15, 2018

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Jurgen Klopp has been left baffled by Gary Neville's claims that Liverpool should ignore Champions League competition this season and focus on a Premier League title challenge.

Speaking in a press conference, Klopp was quick to slam Neville's idea, noting that sitting in an office talking about football is very different to actual management.

"Gary should come over and tell me exactly how that would work", Klopp said. That would be amusing!

"But of course his potential is to be a very, very good player for England and Tottenham - first for Tottenham and then, if England believe that he can help them, for England too".

What did he say about Manchester United in that case? The club he's more interested in.

"To focus on one competition can only be if you are out, or almost out, or if it's late in the season".

"We'll see where we end up at the end of the season, we're looking forward to it".

"Last year I don't think even think Gary would have said "let City win in the CL".

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Neville couldn't see how his comments were perceived as an insult and maintained that Klopp actually agrees with his opinion but isn't able to admit it.

"Sometimes it takes more time, sometimes a bit less but from my point of view it is all fine but I know the situation is not like a few people would have expected".

The Brazil worldwide has yet to start a Premier League game for Liverpool but Klopp pointed to previous signings as reason for patience with his new midfielder.

"Facing up against the likes of PSG, against Napoli and to sit here in September and tell these players to never mind that, I think flies in the face of everything that you sold them on", he concluded.

"It's absolutely no problem". Fabinho is full of desire and wants to be involved and I have to tell him "You're not involved this week" and that's not nice.

"But hopefully it will be done soon enough and we can play there". That is not nice, but it is the job.

"The plan was - and is still - he will make us better and that is what we are working on".

"He came from another league playing in a completely different system to us and that takes time".

"From my point it is all fine, but I know the situation isn't what some people expected but I can not change that".

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