Neville accuses Liverpool manager Klopp of disrespecting Sunderland
Phil Neville accuses the Liverpool manager of disrespectful comments about David Moyes' Sunderland
Phil Neville has accused Jurgen Klopp of being disrespectful to Sunderland after Liverpool’s 2-0 win at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
The Reds managed to make the breakthrough in the 75th minute thanks to Divock Origi’s close-range finish after he replaced Philippe Coutinho in the first half.
Liverpool vice-captain James Milner added a second from the penalty spot after Sadio Mane was brought down inside Jordan Pickford’s area in added time.
Klopp branded Sunderland as the most-defensive team that he has encountered during his management career after Liverpool’s 2-0 win against David Moyes’s struggling outfit.
However, Neville, who played under and worked as an assistant coach to Moyes at Everton and Manchester United, wasn’t impressed with the normally charismatic German’s comments.
“It’s a bit harsh,” Neville said of Klopp’s comments on Match Of The Day on Saturday night.
“For a team like Sunderland to go to Anfield and play expansive football from the back… Watford did it a couple of weeks ago and they were 3-0 down after 20 minutes.
“He was being a little bit disrespectful to Sunderland.”
Liverpool are in second place in the Premier League table and a point adrift of current leaders Chelsea after 13 top-flight games in the 2016-17 season.