Few managers could get away with reprimanding their own club’s supporters during a match - but Jurgen Klopp, because he commands so much respect at Anfield, is one of them.
The revered German coach, who has now been the Reds’ head coach for over a year, lashed out Liverpool supporters sat in the Main Stand during the second half of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Sunderland.
But what was the reason behind his passionate display of emotion?
Klopp went ‘crazy’ at the fans in the Main Stand, according to the Liverpool’s Echo’s Neil Jones, because the supporters in questioned groaned following a misplaced pass by Jordan Henderson.
Klopp’s men were drawing 0-0 at the time and the former Borussia Dortmund coach was angered that, instead of supporting the team, some fans were getting on the players’ backs.
Video: Klopp goes crazy at the fans
The co-commentator nailed it. “He’s saying ‘don’t moan at my players, give them a lift’. Henderson misplaces a pass and they all have a little bit of a go at him. He’s disgusted by his own crowd, I think, Jurgen Klopp.”
Liverpool fans responded and they secured all three points
The Liverpool supporters responded by getting behind their team and the Reds went on to secure a precious 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Divock Origi and James Milner.
Klopp was a much happier man at full-time...
The three points mean Liverpool go back above Manchester City, who beat Burnley at Turf Moor earlier this afternoon, by virtue of their superior goal difference.
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