Klopp Criticized – Newcastle Much Better Than Liverpool In This Part Of The Game


Former Arsenal striker and now football pundit Ian Wright has once again criticized Liverpool’s poor defense on Sunday when one Jonjo Shelvey pass to Joselu beat the flat Liverpool defense.

There always seems to be moments in games when Liverpool are asleep and give goals away but this has been the case for a while now, and it hasn’t been fixed even though new defenders have been brought in.

Newcastle knew that which is why we were always in the game – even to win it at the end when in the dying minutes Mo Diame had a great chance from a corner but slow in seeing the chance,

You would expect a coach of Jurgen Klopp’s standing to have fixed this problem by now – in contrast, Newcastle’s defense looked good.

Jurgen Klopp criticized – not happy with the Newcastle result

This is what Ian Wright has written in his column in the Sun:

“Defensively they continue to make such laughable mistakes.” “It’s as though no one ever thinks, ‘Hang on a minute, what happens if this breaks down and they come at us?’

“Klopp says he could write a book on defending in two hours, and maybe he could. But doing it in theory is a world away from doing it in practice — and Liverpool certainly aren’t.”

“Klopp is showing another side to his character as well,” “There’s a passive-aggressive side to him — something my media mates are increasingly seeing too — whenever anyone questions Liverpool’s performances.”

“Almost a case of ‘How dare you suggest that, you’ve never played the game, what do you know’?.”

“Well, you don’t need to go to India to know a good curry — and you don’t need to be an FA coach to know Liverpool’s defense has been embarrassing at times.”

Certainly, Klopp was irritated in his post-match interview, but you don’t expect a manager to be happy when they think they should have won the game.

Fixing the defense is one of the easier things to do by ensuring the players know their jobs and keep their shape under all conditions – organization is key.

It’s something Newcastle’s defense demonstrated well on Sunday when we were only beaten by a world-class strike from Brazilian International Coutinho.

We don’t have the players that Liverpool have regarding class and creativity, but we have conceded only 6 goals in the League – half the number the Reds have conceded.

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153 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 3, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #1

    I wonder when Lejeune will get a game.

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  • Jib

    Oct 3, 2017 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #2

    I think Amanda Staveley still wants to buy Liverpool
    After all she is a fan.
    She thinks if she can get Rafa to go back to the reds
    it will make her job easier.

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  • magspuggy

    Oct 3, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Ibiza. For what its worth 🙂

    I dont know what is going to happen to the strawberry land but it would be bang out of order if ashley walked away with it and i would not put it past him.
    Lets hope any new owner would insist on it being part of the deal as its the biggest chance to grow sjp and the club.

    I hope she does buy us and we can move on but it all seems like clutching at straws atm.
    Only ever want the best for nufc and would be open to someone new taking over but hope for a good lot and not just sold to the first dodgy gang will a spare half billion.

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  • cyprus

    Oct 3, 2017 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #4

    This Klopp is a really likable fellow. Passionate and intelligent. Crazy too. Surprised he doesn’t get into more trouble, like Mourinho. Enjoyed that interview.

    Ed, Diame’s shot was goal-bound, was blocked by Lovren’s arm. Would’ve been a cruel penalty, as Lascelles did the same thing before him.

    Had it gone in it would’ve been robbery, but that’s football. The stadium would’ve erupted 🙂

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  • Hooded Claw

    Oct 3, 2017 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #5

    wow Barca to buy as a way into the epl

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  • cyprus

    Oct 3, 2017 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #6

    She can’t buy us, she’s a pauper. Maybe 100 million in assets.

    Now, if she’s acquainted with more Qataris or Iranians or whatever, that’s a different story.

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  • Mindshaft

    Oct 3, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #7

    cyprus – of course she can buy us, take a loan from the bank , buy toon, transfer loan to toon, take wages , sell assets , leave club

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  • Mindshaft

    Oct 3, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #8

    same as they did at liverpool

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  • cyprus

    Oct 3, 2017 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #9

    That would work 😉

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  • magspuggy

    Oct 3, 2017 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #10

    Thats sadly one of the big risks.

    Ashley takes the land and walks away.
    New owner saddles the club with a load more debt uses us like a dodgy money washing machine and then walks off with the cash.

    Other side of the coin is we could get a new mega rich oil family who splash cash like water and we make an attack on the prem and go marching across europe.

    Better the devil you know or stuck with no ambition ?

    Who trusts ashley to refuse to sell newcastle to someone with suspect dealings ?

    I bet the first lot with enough money would get the club no matter what they had in mind for it.

    Food for thought.

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  • Thump

    Oct 3, 2017 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #11

    @Hooded: Just read that… not sure how to feel about that tbh.

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 3, 2017 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Surprised that the press are not reporting that Klopps days at a Liverpool are numbered. It maybe that he’s not the right fit for them and may head back to Germany and Borussia Dortmund. If that’s the case then Amanda can forget taking Rafa home if she tries to acquire Liverpool for the Middle East Sovereign funds she represents.
    More hopeful he’s saying and this is the place to be, the potential is staggering, we can increase the stadium capacity without building new grounds (like Spuds and Arsenal) and the club and the City are on a roll.
    Don’t invest in yesterday’s men such as Liverpool, put your money into a Sleeping beauty, a waking giant and be part of the Rafalution. The big six becomes the Magnificent Seven.

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 3, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #13

    *staying

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  • hibbit

    Oct 3, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #14

    lochinvar
    I like the sound of that “the Magnificent Seven” it could happen sooner than you think !!!

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 3, 2017 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #15

    If the club was never worth more than a second hand asset which could be stripped and sold piecemeal for certain Ashley would have gone that long before now.

    He’s spent years painting it to be an ideal advertising vehicle by showing everyone what SD has had in ground advertising and with sponsorship for a good reason. He has had to restart the nose-wiping, cart-to-horse-bolting thing following the disastrous attempt at parking it in neutral on a hill with the handbrake off (the McCarvew experiment) but starting with appointing Benitez he has towed it back up the hill poised for a downhill hurtle as PL money really kicks in. Talk of online content providers mooting TV ‘season tickets” for clubs and other such innovative goodies brings a whole new raft of extremely rich players into the football rights bidding wars. There’ll be all sorts of investors sniffing around well-supported clubs now.

    If I wanted to get the hell outta Dodge AND get top money for my PL asset, now would be a great time to sell.

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  • hibbit

    Oct 3, 2017 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #16

    Tsunki
    been saying it for weeks the club is now at the top of the market there will never be a better time that’s why Barnes is here
    Ashley will take his profit and run
    i think we will have new owner before the window opens January

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  • hibbit

    Oct 3, 2017 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #17

    I also think Rafa knows this

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  • Jib

    Oct 3, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #18
  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 3, 2017 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #19

    Slow on here today lads. Not much going off it seems.

    Ashley could be gone soon. Exciting or what!?

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 3, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #20

    Ok then…. maybe not that exciting it seems

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  • Belfast

    Oct 3, 2017 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #21

    He never gives the opposition any credit. They always should have had a penalty, should have had this, should have had that and he gets all sarky and aggressive if you dare criticise him. Twat!

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  • Belfast

    Oct 3, 2017 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #22

    He’s done no better than Rodgers, probably worse actually. Meh!

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  • Belfast

    Oct 3, 2017 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #23

    They play only long balls. They very defensive team. Booo hooo!

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  • Belfast

    Oct 3, 2017 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #24

    So yeah I love him too Cyprus.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #25

    Nooooo! Don’t sell up Ashley! We just got used to your big, fat, nasty looking face! We just got used to lies about money and players. We just got used to you barfing in fireplaces. We just got used to you using wor proud ground as an SD toilet….. errrrm wait….. Ashley ooooot!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #26

    We definitely need a nice looking female owner to drool over! Howay lass, come buy us!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #27

    Beermonkey finally tracked down the mackems responsible for the BBC embarrassment. They were hiding in the communal outhouse in Sunderland city centre. Not ashamed at all the beggars!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #28

    Believe me they will be punished. I’ve got hold of their wellies…..

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #29

    Spot on Tsunki! Sell Ashley sell! Give me an S. Give me an E. Give me an L. Give me another L. What does it spell? Money!!!! This is your time Mike. Stick your big fat gob oot there and grab some cold hard cash!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Oh we’re just wild aboot Mikey!
    And Mikey’s wild aboot us
    He’s sweet just like chocolate candy,
    And just like honey from a bee;
    Oh, we’re just wild about Mikey
    And he’s just wild about, he’s just wild about, he’s just wild about us!!!!
    We’ll miss you Mikey!
    (Not really at all. In fact you disgust us.)

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  • Belfast

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Nope, it spells sell Geordietwo. I think you’re inadvertently revealing the reason why .co.uk sacked you after ONE article.

    Harrumph!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #32

    Hmmm…… I see my chance here. Going for the record yet again. Ahahahahahaha! Nobody can stop me now!!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #33

    Doh!!!! Belfast!!! Your ruined it! I was going for the record there! Harrumph!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Well, I’m just going to have to start over….. Let’s see, have we covered the whole interview with Tsunki in a hall closet thing? Hmmm. I’d better get my reportage oot…..

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  • Belfast

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #35

    Well apart from the ratings going down, ToonDarnSarf threatening to leave and Troy Stavers disappearing for good, after reading your article of course.

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  • jazzyp

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #36

    I can understand why fans of Nufc are confused about whether we should have another Owner of the club.
    I mean after years of systematic abuse of power. Two relegations and false promise after false promise I can see why you might be worried

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  • Belfast

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #37

    No we can’t have no records being broken.

    Seen Tsunki’s Facebook picture earlier by the way and can definitely see why Bobby was so worried. He looks like Tommy from Trainspotting 1. Harumph!

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #38

    NUFC Blog – a bit like the Mary Celeste.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #39

    G2: Tsunki, now that we’re together in your hall closet, can you give us your feelings about the whole situation vis a vis BobbyBee?
    Tsunki: I’m still willing to let bygones be bygones G2. All BobbyBee has to do is come over, grovel a bit and beg forgiveness. I’ll hem and hah and then finally forgive him. What could be simpler?
    G2: I think that will do the trick Tsunki. Yes, I expect Bobby will be over any time now so I should be going…..

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 3, 2017 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #40

    I refuse to take responsibility for any of that Belfast! Troy is on sabbatical at a convent in Rome, and Rodzilla is to blame for any difficulties with Toon Darn Sarf!!! Harrumph!!!

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