“He’s a Big Baby” – Jurgen Klopp Draws Criticisms For His ‘Biggest Joke’ Comment Lauding Rivals Manchester City

Published 12/07/2023, 12:39 PM EST

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The top experts in soccer are those who understand the variations of the sport. The Manchester City and Liverpool rivalry may be fierce on the pitch, but the two teams appreciate the quality of soccer they put up. In a recent show, Jurgen Klopp was questioned about his ability to take jokes, as he himself made certain comments about Manchester City’s title hopes.

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The Liverpool manager is known to take some of the media’s questions seriously. The manager’s style of play is loved by fans, but sometimes he can get irritated with the surrounding things. But the manager needs to light up, says a former Premier League star who took a dig at the German.

A former Aston Villa player takes a jab at Jurgen Klopp

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The Reds are starting to pick up their pace after a miserable season last year. The team was not even able to qualify for the UEFA Champions League this season. After last night’s win against Sheffield United, Klopp mistook a question from a journalist as satire on him. Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor criticized Klopp for not taking a joke despite his comments on Manchester City. Agbonlahor said, “He’s a big baby, isn’t it? It’s okay when he wants to make a joke about things, but the poor presenter, he’s having a joke about it. Liven up, Jurgen.”

Klopp recently said that people who think Manchester City are out of the Premier League title race are mistaken. Calling that perception a ‘biggest joke,’ Klopp felt that Manchester City would still give a tough fight. However, Agbonlahor wanted Klopp to take jokes with some humor.

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Klopp, who is known to be vocal about the tight schedules of the game, was asked how he would cope with time constraints. Liverpool will play Crystal Palace tomorrow at Selhurst Park, two days after their game against Sheffield United. The German manager took it more seriously, which led Gabby to advise Klopp on how to take things.

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Liverpool take on Crystal Palace to keep racing for the title

The Reds have been in great form this season. The clubs beat in-form teams like Newcastle United and Aston Villa and placed second in the table after Arsenal. But the 2020 Premier League champions suffered a big blow as their star defender Joel Matip suffered an ACL injury against Fulham.

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The team would like to make an appropriate replacement as it will go into a busy year-end fixture. Jurgen Klopp’s team will play both archrivals Manchester United and table-toppers Arsenal at home next week.

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Growing up in a sporting background, I found a passion for soccer through the remarkable 2002 World Cup-winning Brazilian football team. Watching the Premier League where Thierry Henry-starring ‘Invincible’ Gunners and Sir Alex Ferguson’s glorious Manchester United had ruled, I had my heart set on Arsenal. However, Ronaldo Nazario, Rivaldo, and Ronaldinho are my favorite players and Lionel Messi is the GOAT.
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