Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has defended Manchester United and new team manager Eric Ten Hag after a recent vicious attack against the Red Devils.
Before facing the Reds against United at the conclusion of the Premier League third round, Klopp went to a press conference for next Monday’s match to talk about the opposing team.
Manchester suffer after losing to Brighton and Brentford in the first two rounds of the Premier League.
Gabriel Agbonlahor, a former Aston Villa striker and current sports critic for the Talk Sport network, attacked Ten Hag and demanded that he prepare to leave his post.
Agbonlahor said that the stars of the Red Devils do not have the right mentality and have been playing outsiders and amateurs since the beginning of the season, and attacked David de Gea, Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez and others.
🗣️ “I listened to Gabby Agbonlahor, he lost 6-0 to us in my first year, I couldn’t remember him as a monster mentality on the pitch.”
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Klopp replied: “I heard what Agbonlahor said, he lost 6-0 to us in my first year at Liverpool, I don’t remember him having a monster mentality at that time on the pitch.”
He added: “When I came to the club, I felt a huge responsibility from the first day, a lot has changed since then, but it’s not easy when you have to rebuild and change a lot.”
Significantly, Liverpool inflicted a crushing defeat on their hosts Manchester United by five goals in the first leg that brought them together on Sunday 24 October 2021 on Matchday 9 of the league.