Michael Owen criticised for question he asked Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal

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Liverpool now have a golden opportunity to win their first league title since 1990 after moving nine points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Jurgen Klopp’s side hammered Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield on Saturday evening, despite conceding the game’s opening goal.

Roberto Firmino helped himself to a hat-trick, while the Brazilian’s fellow forwards Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah also chipped in with a goal each.

Liverpool were able to extend their lead at the top of the table after second-placed Tottenham suffered a shock 3-1 defeat against Wolves at Wembley.

Manchester City, who have lost three of their last four Premier League fixtures, will move back into second place with a win over Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool’s demolition of Arsenal was broadcast live on BT Sport, who spoke live with Klopp after the full-time whistle.

Former Liverpool striker - and current club ambassador - Michael Owen was in the studio and was criticised by viewers for the question he asked Klopp.

“Jurgen: you’ve been around some very successful clubs in your time,” he began. “Have you ever felt this excitement, this passion from the fans, the love for the team at any other place and season before?”


Hmm. Do you know how passionate Borussia Dortmund fans are, Michael?

Do you not remember the incredible scenes at the Westfalenstadion when Klopp led the club to back-to-back Bundesliga titles?

Klopp seemed similarly bemused by the question but fired back with the perfect response.

“It would not be nice if I say ‘no’ because it’s not true,” he said. “I was in two wonderful clubs. When I got promoted with Mainz the city was buzzing. Not the biggest city in the world but all the people were in the streets.

“When we won with Dortmund - the league, or the double, whatever - there was 600,000 people in the city, so how can I say [that]?

“The whole season, the excitement was there.”


Watch the exchange between Klopp and Owen by skipping to 10:45 here...

Respect to Klopp for his answer, there.

He’s a man of loyalty and will never forget what he achieved with either Dortmund or Mainz.

Of course Liverpool fans are full of passion and excitement right now, but this is far from a new experience for Klopp.

His priority is now making sure he ignores the noise and keeps Liverpool on the right tracks before helping them cross the finish line in April or May.

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