JURGEN KLOPP has been branded a “petulant child” by Gabby Agbonlahor.
And his rival adds the Liverpool boss is “CRACKING under pressure” during a dismal season at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp has been branded a ‘petulant child’ by Gabby AgbonlahorCredit: AP
Agbonlahor reckons Klopp’s latest outburst shows he is cracking under the pressureCredit: The Sun
Klopp’s Reds have won just two of their eight Premier League games this term.
Liverpool were also humbled 4-1 by Napoli in last month’s Champions League opener.
And a series of injuries to key men including Thiago Alcantara, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Luis Diaz has left Klopp with slim pickings.
Meanwhile, Mo Salah is failing to fire after signing his £375,000-a-week new contract, while £85million Darwin Nunez is yet to settle.
And the pressure appeared to tell on Klopp when he snapped at a reporter for relaying criticism made by Liverpool icon Didi Hamann.
The 2005 Champions League winner reckons Klopp’s time at Anfield is coming to an end after failing to find a “spark”.
This prompted Liverpool’s boss to fire back: “Who said that? Oh great, he (Hamann) is a fantastic source. Well respected everywhere.”
Now, Klopp has come under attack from ex-Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor.
The pair clashed at the start of the season when Klopp blasted the TalkSport pundit over his criticism of Manchester United.
Agbonlahor did not take Klopp’s words lying down, calling the German’s outburst “strange.”
And he has now piled in on Klopp’s latest outburst, claiming the tactician is “losing it” after failing to stop Liverpool’s bad run of results.
Also suggesting Klopp only wants to hear views from certain ex-Reds, Agbonlahor told TalkSport: “I thought Jurgen Klopp was like a petulant child.
“Didi Hamann won the Champions League for Liverpool, had a fantastic career. If he can’t talk about Liverpool, then who can?
“Is it only Robbie Fowler, Ian Rush, Steven Gerrard? Is it only certain player who can talk about Liverpool?
“I think he’s losing his spark a bit, he’s cracking under the pressure.
“That’s a harmless thing for Hamann to say, but for him to hit out at Hamann as a nobody…
“Even when he had a go at me talking about a different team. I think he’s losing it. He needs to work on his team playing good football.”
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