Jurgen Klopp promised full-throttle action at Anfield and the German is living up to his words. Whether it is Liverpool’s playing style and his clear cut statements after the game, he is making his point across without holding anything back. After Liverpool’s defeat against Crystal Palace, Klopp was not pleased with the fans leaving early as soon as Palace’s winning goal went in.
Klopp was not impressed with fans anticipating the result and not keeping enough faith in their team to turn the result in the time remaining. Expressing his anger and and frustartion, Klopp spoke in his post-match conference where he said: “Eighty-two minutes – game over,” “We are responsible that nobody can leave the stadium a minute before the last whistle because everything can happen. Between 82 and 94 (there were four minutes of added time) you can make eight goals, if you want, but you have to work for it.”
Liverpool’s good start to the season was halted by an inspiring Palace side as goals from Yannick Bolassie and Scott Dann made sure Anfield was not buzzing to their loudest. Klopp admitted that he felt alone when Palace fans were celebrating their goal and he had no support from the Kop faith-fulls to push for an equalizer.
Replying to these jibes from the manager, telegraph’s Liverpool corespondent Chris Bascombe has come out with an interesting theory. Bascombe says, Liverpool fans have to travel almost 2 miles to get hold of their car or get a taxi. He claims that, fans leaving early from Anfield has been a common theme (even back to the 70’s) as club has never bothered about the hectic travel infrastructure. Anfield fans leave early as they want to avoid the rush and crazy traffic that follows after the game.
If this stands corrected, I am afraid Klopp will be left complaining about the lack of support and fans leaving early throughout the season. However, knowing Klopp and his uncanny ability of getting things done as per his wish, we might see Liverpool taking care of the travel infrastructure for their fans and manage to hold them to the full-time whistle.
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