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Wilder responses to Klopp’s comments

Chris Wilder defended himself as his war of words with Jurgen Klopp continued.

Earlier this week, the Sheffield United boss accused Klopp of being selfish over his desire to see five substitutes reintroduced to the Premier League, calling the Liverpool manager a ‘world-class politician’ for his argument that it would benefit everyone the world.

This prompted Klopp to comment that the Blades had “three subs and one point” in a heated exchange with Des Kelly of BT Sport following the Reds’ draw with Brighton on Saturday.

Asked about Klopp’s comments after his team’s loss to West Brom last night, Wilder said he has a right to defend his own club.

He said:

“I’m not going to talk about it at this precise moment. I imagine you can understand my opinion on this, so maybe it’s for another time.

“Today we’re talking about today’s result and as Jurgen said – a good observation – we’re still on that point, as he pointed out.

“Everyone has the right to do it (defend their own club’s point of view). There are 20 votes in this league and everyone takes care of him until the end.

“No one is looking after Sheffield United the right way now, so we have to take care of ourselves. I don’t really go into the details of what was said.

“I have enormous respect for Liverpool Football Club, as I always have. I also have enormous respect for Jurgen.

“Whether it’s taking care of the football club, whether it’s selfish or otherwise. By the way, there are also a few other managers who look after their own club. I will always take care of Sheffield United. ”

Jurgen Klopp and Chris Wilder on the sideline in Liverpool’s game against Sheffield United in October (Image: Getty)


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