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4 key takeaways from Jurgen Klopp’s post-Spurs press conference- includes ‘Ask Mr Tierney’ and injury punishment



A 4-3 roller coaster win gives Jurgen Klopp plenty of emotions and moments to unravel and this time he had his own injury news to share!

Here are the manager’s four main takeaways as he reflected on the performance…

“Among the best” this season

It took just 15 minutes for the Reds to net Tottenham in three, a start Klopp described as ‘amazing’ and ‘one of the best we’ve played this season’.

It wasn’t just the attack that was praised, as Klopp noted, ‘the way we played offensively and defensively was absolutely exceptional’ against a ‘nice defensive formation’.

But what followed when Tottenham leveled the scores ‘wasn’t supposed to happen’ but it ‘happened anyway’.

A new injury – but for the boss!

A sideline sprint to celebrate Diogo Jota’s winner not only resulted in a yellow card, but also a muscle injury for Klopp – a ‘painful’ injury to boot.

Asked about his injury, he said: “Pretty serious but fair punishment for not behaving properly. I will be in pain for a few days, not Mr Tierney.”

It was just a shot at the match official…

“Ask Mr. Tierney!”

Klopp and referee Paul Tierney were once again embroiled in a dramatic affair and after being booked for his over-celebration, the boss received a few words he described as ‘disagree’.

He didn’t want to reveal to the press what those words were. He acknowledged that his own actions were wrong and insisted that “we have to ask Mr. Tierney what is going on”.

Roll back with Klopp’s song

It’s not the first time the manager has encouraged fans to steer his song away from Anfield and it was again after the win.

“I love them all, but my song, don’t sing it,” he urged. “If you want to sing it, sing it afterwards, in the bar, whatever. It would be really nice if we saved it for later.

Klopp almost saw that as an indication that the game was 3-0 this time around, but it turned out that wasn’t quite the case.


Liverpool ‘back in’ for Jude Bellingham transfer race as José Mourinho wants $17m Jürgen Klopp star

Liverpool are still in contention for Jude Bellingham and a key player in Jurgen Klopp is apparently of interest to Jose Mourinho.

Liverpool are back for the transfer of Jude Bellingham

Just a few weeks ago it emerged that Liverpool had pulled out of the race to sign Jude Bellingham this summer. The Reds had the Borussia Dortmund midfielder as their main transfer target for several months but eventually decided to pursue other options.

However, according to a report from Football Insider, a deal to bring Bellingham to Anfield could still be possible. The report claimed Liverpool were “back in the running” to sign Bellingham, with the club appearing to be working on a deal that would see him arrive in the summer of 2024. The report states that Jürgen Klopp hasn’t given up hope of signing Bellingham for Liverpool and wants him to remain a Dortmund player for next season. It has also been claimed that Liverpool are in talks with the Bundesliga club and have made it clear they are prepared to wait another 12 months if that means the deal is done.

You wouldn’t be surprised if the report is so true that in an ideal world Liverpool would still want to sign Bellingham, and even that they may wish to move to Anfield. However, whether Liverpool withdrew from the competition this summer is largely out of their control, especially if the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid or Manchester United move for them at the end of the season.
Jose Mourinho ‘wants’ to sign Jürgen Klopp

While Liverpool are looking to sign new signings this summer, there is also the possibility that some players will exit. One such report from Italy claims that a current Reds squad member could leave Anfield at the end of the season.

According to Forza Roma, Joël Matip is a player of interest to Serie A club Roma. The report states that their manager, José Mourinho, is keen to sign the Liverpool center-back this summer.

Further to this, the article states that Liverpool’s asking price for Matip is $17m (£13m/€15m), and have placed the defender on a list of players that are under consideration to be sold in the summer transfer window. It has even been claimed that it has been agreed Matip will not sign a new deal, with his current contract set to expire in 2024, and that if a suitable offer arrives he will be allowed to leave Anfield.

Matip is one of the longest-serving players at Liverpool, after he arrived in the summer of 2016. He arrived on a free transfer from Schalke and was Klopp’s first major signing as Reds boss.

Even though Matip has fallen down the center-back pecking order at Anfield, he is still a key member of Klopp’s squad — as shown by his winning goal against West Ham. However, if a reasonable offer does arrive for the 31-year-old, then Liverpool may well be tempted to accept.

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