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Jurgen Klopp Hammers the Neville Brothers Over Their Loris Karius Criticism

Jurgen Klopp Hammers the Neville Brothers Over Their Loris Karius Criticism

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Gary and Phil Neville over their criticism of goalkeeper Loris Karius, and claims the former Manchester United players don’t care for his team much.

The Reds boss was speaking in his weekly press conference following yesterday’s 2-2 draw at home to West Ham, where Karius was suspect for at least one of the goals.

The 23-year-old shot-stopper engaged in a war of words with Gary Neville after his disappointing performance against Bournemouth last weekend, and following his clanger yesterday, Phil Neville gave him some stick on Match of the Day 2. 

However, Klopp has came out fighting for his player and said via the Mirror: “My job is to protect the players as much as we can, but I can’t do that when they’re on the pitch.

“I’m not surprised about it. In my first press conference I spoke about English media, and the pundits, the former players, forgot completely how it felt when they get criticised.

“Especially the Neville brothers, the one who was a manager, he should know.

“He’s not interested in helping a Liverpool player.

“I don’t listen to them. Carra doesn’t speak too much about United players, and the Neville brothers don’t care much about Liverpool.

“Tell him I’m not on Twitter. If he wants me, Twitter doesn’t help.”

It remains to be seen whether either Neville brother will reply to Klopp, or have another go at Karius’s form.

And it seems to be forgotten that Jamie Carragher also offered a pretty short and sharp take on Karius during the West Ham fixture.

But is Klopp correct to be defending his players so publicly? Is he right in what he’s saying?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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