Loads of Tottenham fans have been reacting to some rather bizarre comments from Jurgen Klopp, after the Liverpool boss said his Liverpool bench is weaker than “lucky” Tottenham.
Liverpool and Manchester City may not like it, but Tottenham are well and truly in the title race, and Klopp’s mind games on Friday prove that.
The Liverpool boss was asked about his injury problems, as the Reds currently have just one fit centre back in Virgil van Dijk.
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“We already have problems. I saw Chelsea vs Tottenham with both benches full, full squads, lucky them,” he saidas his side prepare for a tough test away at Brighton.
While Klopp is right to bemoan the fact that three of his four centre backs are out, Tottenham fans are understandably bemused at his comments as the Lilywhites have suffered with injuries all season.
Key players like Jan Vertonghen, Dele Alli and Serge Aurier have all missed considerable time through injury, and Mauricio Pochettino is currently without Eric Dier, Lucas Moura, Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele.
Throw in the fact that Spurs made not a single new signing in the summer, and Klopp’s comments do seem truly bizarre.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Absolutely no other team has hard even close to as many injuries as us ! And it still continues !
Klopp is on some hard stuff
— Cos1882 (@CNK82) January 11, 2019
He’s just making excuses mate because he knows city are coming for him they can’t handle the pressure
— M (@Clarkey_099) January 11, 2019
We’ve had a left back playing more than one game at centre back. ?♂️
— Niner Faithful ???? (@NinerFaithfulUK) January 11, 2019
Already getting the excuses in before it goes south.
— Daniel Rogers (@danrogers77) January 11, 2019
Either he’s feeling the pressure or he’s a complete melt or both.
— IKnowAlanGilzean (@IKnoAlanGilzean) January 11, 2019
What planet is he on?
— Syed Zaman (@snzmed) January 11, 2019
Vertonghen, Dier, Dembele, Moura, Wanyama all missing.
Klopp is delusional
— Steve Betts (@bettssteve) January 11, 2019