Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he “does not listen” to experts who analyze his team, but conceded that he regretted his previous bouts with Gary Neville for ignoring the Champions League.
Klopp joked with former Reds defender Jamie Carragher about Sky Sports football show Wednesday morning.
When asked if he listened to experts like Carragher, Klopp replied, “Really not much, sorry Jamie. Maybe that’s why we can always be so friendly to each other.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he “doesn’t listen” to experts who analyze his team
Klopp conceded he missed his ranks with Gary Neville (L) for ignoring the Champions League
“I didn’t panic often. I respect it is not easy. Former players are doing well. We can’t listen to it, we have our own problems.
“I really don’t listen too much, I watch football games a lot of time without comment, not because it’s bad but because I want to focus on the game.
“I respect him a lot, I have no problem with that. When someone asks me about it, I risk giving a harsh answer, like I was with Mr. Neville in the past. I protect myself by not listening too much.
Klopp criticized pandit Gary Neville for saying that Liverpool should leave the Champions League to increase their chances in the Premier League last season.
“It’s so easy to sit in an office or studio and talk about things like that,” said Klopp in March 2019. “All of the experts are from Manchester United.
“We say the best way to get through a season is to get out of all cup competitions early?” You do this and the same people go to you like crazy.
“It’s like” you are disrespectful to the competition. ” Now, is it closer to the end of the season and is it ok to get out of the Champions League without even trying to pass? It’s really crazy. That’s why they don’t have a side job – one of the reasons.
Klopp joked with ex-Reds man Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports football show Wednesday
“No criticism but it’s a big difference to be in charge or to talk about someone in charge. We all have to constantly qualify for the Champions League. This is what gives us the money to improve in order to take the next steps. “
The Liverpool manager also retaliated after Neville suggested Liverpool forget the Champions League earlier in the 2018-19 campaign.
“I don’t want to be too critical because I don’t know exactly how he said it, but it’s a little silly, sitting in an office talking about football, it’s different from doing the work”, a- he declared.
While Klopp also revealed on Wednesday that he feared the sack early in Liverpool before convincing the FSG owners that he was “on the right track”.
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