PERHAPS understandably, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp bore his teeth following his sides thumping 4-0 defeat to former Premier League champions Manchester City, only days after dethroning them.
In the post-match interview with a reporter from Sky Sports at the Etihad, the German was visibly rattled by the questions, at one point accusing the journalist of asking questions that “don’t make sense!”. This comes after City’s loss to Chelsea officially saw Liverpool being crowned as champions on June 25, before Pep Guardiola’s side welcomed the Merseysiders to Manchester with a guard of honour on Thursday night.
Turning their attention to matters of the pitch, they were not as welcoming as they eventually ran out 4-0 winners. After the match, Sky Sports’ interviewer Geoff Shreeves spoke to Klopp about the loss with the manager quickly shooting down the ‘senseless’ line of questioning which, however, appeared to be standard.
On the night, The Reds started well against their opponents and had their own chances at 0-0. But the entire complexion of proceedings changed after the drinks break as, whatever Guardiola had said to his players proved effective, and the former champions won a penalty when Joe Gomez brought down Raheem Sterling. Kevin de Bruyne effortlessly bagged the subsequent attempt from the spot.
Sterling got in on the act himself by making it 2-0 after 35 minutes and Phil Foden added a third on the stroke of half-time. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, on as a half time substitute, scored an own goal after 66 minutes to make it 4-0. The Citizens could not add to their total but did have further chances, albeit unleashing their best form, that has been missing for large parts of this campaign.