Martin Keown: Why I feel sorry for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Martin Keown says he feels sorry for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Martin Keown says he feels sorry for Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat by Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

The Reds fielded their youngest-ever side in the Premier League at the Liberty Stadium as Andre Ayew’s brace and Jack Cork’s long-range strike secured three points for the South Wales outfit.

Liverpool will host Villarreal in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final at Anfield on Thursday night after a 1-0 loss to the La Liga outfit at Estadio El Madrigal.

Former Arsenal defender Keown believes Liverpool’s Europa League exploits have had a negative effect on their Premier League performances since Klopp’s arrival at Anfield in October.

“I have some sympathy for Jurgen Klopp,” Keown told Match of the Day.

“He isn’t making any excuses despite the Europa League. Thursday night football has really affected them.”

Klopp, 48, replaced Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager last October.

His Dortmund outfit won the Bundesliga in 2010/11, scooped a double the next campaign and lost to FC Bayern München in the 2013 Champions League final.

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Klopp’s record in 12 meetings with Spanish opposition (with 1. FSV Mainz 05, Dortmund and Liverpool) stands at W4 D3 L5. His sides have won their last four home games against Liga teams.

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