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Jürgen Klopp takes on social media critics



Jürgen Klopp takes on social media critics

Team manager Jürgen Klopp from FC Liverpool has defended himself against the exaggerated social media criticism of his team. He advised fans not to panic.

“It’s good that we make the decisions and not the people who post on social media, because they’re the only ones we hear,” said Klopp on Saturday at the press conference before the league game against Tottenham Hotspur (5:30 p.m ).

“If you look around on social media, you feel, ‘Oh my god! There is no bigger problem in the world than our midfield!'” explained Klopp. He was shown the Instagram post with the line-up, which fans reacted to, after Wednesday’s 2-1 win against West Ham United.

“Not many wanted Curtis Jones on the pitch, or Cody Gakpo, and when they saw Joel Matip play they said they’d rather watch the parallel game. And those are the ones who usually keep our fingers crossed,” Klopp said. Gakpo and Matip scored the two goals against the Hammers.

However, the German also explained that he could understand the nervousness of the fans: “We weren’t ourselves for much of the season,” he admitted. “But we have to make good decisions and not panic, like, ‘That’s it for him, he’s never going to play for us again.’ That will not do.”

The team has enormous potential. “We will keep that, use it and improve it, and get new players. In my opinion, both are possible,” emphasized Klopp.

Liverpool are seventh in the league with nine defeats this season. The gap to Manchester United in fourth place in the Champions League is seven points, and the Red Devils have played one game less.