“We Don't Play PlayStation” Prickly Jurgen Klopp Shuts Down Journalist After Liverpool Draw
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp seems to be feeling the pressure as his side lost their place at the top of the Premier League this weekend. Manchester City’s narrow win over Bournemouth meant that Liverpool had to beat Everton in the Merseyside Derby to regain top spot, but they could only manage a 0-0 draw.
After the game, the German gaffer could not hide his disappointment but took some offence to one of the questions he was asked by a journalist after the game.
"You've only lost one PL game this season, but drawn 7 and that's why City are above you. Do you think that you have to go a little bit more for the win in certain games?"
"I'm really disappointed about your question, really disappointed, I have to say. We don't play PlayStation. Do you think we didn't take enough risks today? Is that what you want to ask? It's a really disappointing question, I have to say. Bring on an extra attacker? Just to go wild, with nine matchdays left? You think, again, you think it's PlayStation. Bring an extra attacker and the football will change. It's not like that. We are offensive enough.
"Football doesn't work like that, come on. City won yesterday in a game where they had 20 chances also, with one shot in the short corner with Boruc usually covers, but they won it! You need the right things in the right moment. We cannot just start with 4 or 5 strikers. We take the risk, no doubt about that, but we can't just throw all our toys out of the pram, this is the Premier League, you will get punished. We don't lose our nerve."
Klopp was then waiting on a final question from the gathered media, but he was greeted with stony silence.
"Maybe they are now afraid, huh? Bye bye!"
Liverpool’s next game is on Sunday against Burnley, but by the time they kick-off, City could have a four-point lead at the top. Pep Guardiola’s men host Watford in the late kick-off on Saturday.