Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has come out to say that his team played poorly for the majority of Saturday’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, the team did not have enough acceleration and timing for the majority of the match vs Crystal Palace, and the number of offside calls against LFC was beyond horrendous.
Klopp added that the red card eventually helped Liverpool to wake up and snatch the game in the end.
His words, “Today was not a really good day. For 76 minutes it was really bad. We didn’t have enough accelerations, there was no timing, I don’t know how many times offside. It was horrendous. So that’s always a sign that we were a bit too passive. One player has passed the ball and the other is already there.
In the beginning, because Palace were not extremely high on confidence, it didn’t really go for us. They could have had a penalty in the first half. I didn’t see the situation back so I don’t know exactly what the situation was.
Then we conceded through the penalty. It looked a little bit like we needed that today. Then they got the red card, which all helped. That’s why I say we were lucky as well. But from 76 to 105 minutes, that was really good. We all know that against 10 men, we can have problems but we really turned the game around.”
Jurgen Klopp is a German professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Premier League club Liverpool. He is widely regarded as one of the best football managers in the world.
Jürgen Norbert Klopp was born on 16 June 1967 in Stuttgart, the state capital of Baden-Württemberg, to Elisabeth and Norbert Klopp, a travelling salesman and a former goalkeeper. Klopp grew up in the countryside in the Black Forest village of Glatten near Freudenstadt with two older sisters.
He started playing for local club SV Glatten and later TuS Ergenzingen as a junior player, with the next stint at 1. FC Pforzheim and then at three Frankfurt clubs, Eintracht Frankfurt II, Viktoria Sindlingen and Rot-Weiss Frankfurt during his adolescence.
Introduced to football through his father, Klopp was a supporter of VfB Stuttgart in his youth. As a young boy, Klopp aspired to become a doctor, but he did not believe he “was ever smart enough for a medical career”, saying “when they were handing out our A-Level certificates, my headmaster said to me, ‘I hope it works out with football, otherwise it’s not looking too good for you'”.
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