Joey Barton slams Jurgen Klopp and claims: ‘You have to take anything he says as BS!’
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Monday, October 23, 2017
The Merseysiders have developed into an exciting, attacking team under Klopp but have struggled at the back throughout his two-year reign at Anfield.
Speaking last month, Klopp defended his approach to the game, insisting he “could write a book on defending in just two hours” and was was a "really good defensive coach".
But Barton, who has been regular critic of the charismatic and widely-popular German, says he has yet to see evidence of that after Liverpool’s frailties were again exposed by Tottenham on Sunday in a 4-1 defeat at Wembley.
The outspoken former Premier League star told talkSPORT: “Two weeks ago he [Klopp] was writing a book on defending in two hours. Well, clearly none of his back four and the ‘keeper have read that.
“He has also said he is the best man for the Liverpool job, there is nobody better in the world to manage Liverpool. Well, if you polled Liverpool fans this morning there would be huge doubt put upon that.
“You have to take anything Jurgen Klopp says as BS! I was one of the first to say I ain’t having him.
“The mistakes they are making at the back, the attitude to defending, it makes me think: what are they doing during the week?
“They have a great forward line. [Mo] Salah has been a great signing. [Philippe] Coutinho they managed to keep hold of, but some of the decision-making at the back is criminal.”