‘It Was Just Not Cool!’ Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp Rages At Neymar
A press conference or interview with Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is almost always entertaining.
The German tickled our ribs after being titillated by the sexy voice of a translator in his ear before his Liverpool’s second Champions League meeting with Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes, but his post-match questioning was far more fiery.
Klopp was incensed by the ‘behaviour’ of Les Parisiens and their on-field antics as they rode out 2-1 winners throughout Liverpool’s loss which now leaves them in the precarious position of having to beat Napoli by a 1-0 scoreline or at least two goals at Anfield.
The Liverpool manager’s ire was particularly directed towards prancing PSG playmaker, the naughty Neymar, who was again levelled with accusations of overly dramatic theatrics, but irked further by producing what would end up being the winner for the hosts .
"If you act like you die and the next moment you get up again, you give a yellow card. It is not sportsmanlike behaviour," Klopp raged (SkySports).
"In the end, it is hectic all the time, everyone is going down and it is not football anymore. It was an important game and everybody tries to do it like they have to. I don't want to say Paris didn't deserve it because they scored two and we scored one.
"I never expect help from a ref, but calm all these things down. It doesn't happen that often to be 100% honest, but it happened tonight and we were not calm enough.
"I know it is really difficult to stay calm in that situation and even Joe Gomez got a yellow card. He is the nicest boy on this planet but he was close to getting red and you thought they were all in danger and that made it quite difficult. But we lost because they scored two and we scored one and we didn't play well enough.
"We chased the game with a lot of passion but Paris were very passionate as well but with the number of interruptions in the game, it was just not cool. Two times in a row, we won the fair play table in England and tonight, we look like butchers when you look at the yellow cards that we had.
"It was clever of PSG. Neymar and a lot of other players went down like it was really something serious and obviously we were not that calm anymore - it makes you aggressive.
In a separate interview, available to watch below, Klopp further reiterated his accusatory comments, and how PSG made Liverpool ‘look like butchers’ due to the amount of times they ate grass, but are usually considered ‘the fairest team in England’.
Liverpool’s final Champions League Group C game is against Napoli at Anfield and takes place on Tuesday 11th December at 8pm (GMT). ‘We need Anfield again and we need to create an atmosphere which is really special," Klopp added in anticipation of that meeting.