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Jurgen Klopp admits to embarrassing behaviour at Newcastle

4 years ago

Jurgen Kopp has been reflecting on both the match and his own behaviour, when Liverpool visited Tyneside last weekend.

The Liverpool manager admits that a build up of frustration, led to him stepping over the mark after the 1-1 draw against Newcastle.

Jurgen Klopp feels that the scousers haven’t been getting the results their play has deserved and he took it out on one of the journalists in the post-match press conference.

The Liverpool boss saying: ‘When I went out, I thought…‘Come on, go back, shake hands, it is not his fault.’

Klopp had taken exception to a journalist suggesting that 1-1 had been a fair result.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager claiming Newcastle had only ‘one chance and scored’.

Whilst Liverpool had far more possession as Rafa predictably had his team sitting deep and counter attacking, the stats afterwards didn’t really back up the visiting manager’s claims that they had been that unlucky.

The BBC Sport stats showed that for all Liverpool had more corners and shots, as well as possession, they actually only had one other effort on target, on top of Coutinho’s outstanding goal. In comparison Newcastle had five on target, including when Mohamed Diame could have won it in the final seconds.

Possession was Liverpool 68% Newcastle 32%

Total shots were  Liverpool 17 Newcastle 8

Shots on target were Liverpool 2 Newcastle 5

Corners were  Liverpool 5 Newcastle 1

Jurgen Klopp:

At Newcastle I was close (to losing it)….it was too much for me for a second.

“It felt unfair after the game.

“We were the better side and we had more chances – they had one chance and scored.

“Your colleague (another journalist) asked me ‘Do you think it’s a fair result?’ and I said ‘What do you think?’

“When he said ‘Yes’ I was close to getting up, as a human being I’m not proud of this.

“When I went out, I thought…‘Come on, go back, shake hands, it is not his fault.’

“But it is like the world is and they aren’t interested (in performances), is it (all) about results.

“Against (Manchester) City we were the better team before we had 10 men, then they scored five.

“The big challenge for us is to stay confident and play our football – I am ready for this (playing Man Utd) and the boys are ready for this.”


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