Jurgen Klopp delivers spiky Geoff Shreeves interview after Liverpool thrashed by Man City

Jurgen Klopp delivered a spiky interview with Sky Sports post-match after Liverpool were thrashed 4-0 by Manchester City. The Liverpool boss was frustrated by the narrative that the Reds were not at the races because the Premier League title was already wrapped up. Geoff Shreeves opened the conversation by referencing that Klopp said he did not know what to expect from his players following their title triumph.

The Liverpool boss made it clear that there had been no drop-off or lack of focus in training but until they’re on the pitch he would be unable to make that judgement.

“I understood that question in the manor that you were not sure how much it means to us,” Klopp replied.

“What did you mean? I understood it like attitude-wise, I saw a brilliant attitude. I saw fight. We didn’t behave like somebody who became champions a week ago. We lacked fluidity. And in some 50-50 situations they were quicker than us.”

Shreeves then asked Klopp whether he felt they had decent chances themselves to open the scoring.

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He replied: “You ask me? We had moments, you watched the game completely calm, you asked me if we had decent chances, it makes no sense this question…”

Klopp wasn’t done there though, when asked whether Liverpool will apply perspective to the win he lost his cool.

“If you want to lead the story in the direction that we were not focused on that game then do it.

“You ask me a second time now when I speak about attitude, I like my team and how I set up.

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“I said that and I thought it was clear. If you go again then we proved that point and we proved as well that City are an unbelievably good team.”

Shreeves added: “I was about to say, do you also have to give credit for how City played tonight?”

“Ah, I forgot, sorry! Yes, I said it, they were outstanding. By the way I do that always because I saw City this season and I didn’t see a bad game.

“When they lost they still played really well.”

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Roy Keane later claimed Klopp was frustrated with the result and therefore vented his anger during the interview.

Liverpool are unlikely to dodge suggestions that their title celebrations had a say on their focus.

Nonetheless, the Reds will be more than delighted with the season they have had despite tonight’s blip.

They started the game brightly with Mohamed Salah hitting the post with a low drive.

City then hit the front when Raheem Sterling was bundled over by Joe Gomez.

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Pep Guardiola’s side finally look like they’ve put their penalty problems to bed as Kevin De Bruyne converted with ease past Alisson.

Sterling continued his bright start to the game when he cut inside Gomez and netmegged the defender for the second goal.

Just before half time City were out of site when Phil Foden raced through on goal and smashed the ball home past Alisson.

Sterling completed the scoring in the second half when his shot went in off Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

It did eventually go down as an own goal.

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