Liverpool fans are absolutely loving some pre-Napoli comments from Jürgen Klopp, as the boss had a very cheeky answer in response to Carlo Ancelotti’s mind games.
Liverpool face one of their toughest tests of the season on Wednesday night in Naples, and Klopp is not falling for one of the oldest tricks in the book.
New Napoli boss Ancelotti is well known for his pre-match mind games, and the Italian has been speaking in glowing terms about Klopp’s Reds.
The experienced Ancelotti called Liverpool “one of the strongest teams in Europe”, but Klopp is well aware of his reputation.
“I like Carlo Ancelotti. In Germany, we say he’s a smart fox,” said Klopp.
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“He’s said very positive things about us and nice things about me before a game. It’s nice, but it’s tactics. Carlo is so long in the business.”
Fans are absolutely loving his response when asked about player relations as well, as the German refused to get involved in any pre-match antics.
“I’m not as smart as Ancelotti but I’m smart enough not to answer this question,” the manager said when asked about how manager-player relationships have changed over the years.
Three points would put Liverpool firmly in control of their group, and fans are heaping praise on the manager’s comments.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
That's smart answer?
— Jubaer (@Saahil_ahamed) October 2, 2018
— Dr Saud Al-Anezi (@q8braces) October 2, 2018
Brilliant brilliant brilliant ?
— Karan Hindocha ??? (@karanhindocha8) October 2, 2018
Absolute genitive genius!!
Provided that exists in the language!
Oh, how i ?Klopp! ??
— Ssekamwa James (@JamesSsekamwa) October 2, 2018
Savage Klopp! ?
— Lucas (@lucas4dominion) October 2, 2018
Perfect answer avoiding to be misquoted. Brilliant!
— Rob tha Don (@Do_Robbinson) October 3, 2018
hes so cool enough not to answer stupid questions lol
— helen raybould (@rizz50isles1) October 2, 2018
Always makes his point in a fun and respectful way. Leaves the journo feeling like he asked a tough question.
— Mark Hillard (@MarkHeytch) October 2, 2018