Video: Jurgen Klopp blasts Liverpool fans for leaving before end of Crystal Palace game
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has taken a swipe at his club’s supporters for leaving Anfield before the end of yesterday’s defeat to Crystal Palace.
The German coach, who suffered his first loss as Reds boss, said he felt “very alone” as he saw fans filing out of the stadium with 12 minutes of the game (including injury time) still remaining.
In comments that strike to the heart of Liverpool supporters’ claims of being the most passionate and loyal fans in the country, Klopp said he didn’t want to see anybody leaving the ground before the final whistle.
He called on fans and staff to do better.
He told his post-match press conference: “82 minutes the goal? 12 minutes to go? I saw many people leaving the stadium and I turned around. They wanted to be a second alone and then up and go. And watch my team. I felt pretty alone at this moment.”
“We are responsible. We are responsible so that nobody can leave the stadium a minute before the last whistle because everything can happen and that’s what we have to show. We didn’t and so things are like they are. No, I don’t want to argue whatever.
“Everything is ok but we can do better. That’s what I said. Tonight and in general.”