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Former Liverpool Boss Hits Back At Klopp Comments

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is known to be a free-speaking personality, but a former Reds manager has not taken kindly to the German manager's recent comments.

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Klopp was on the sidelines for Liverpool's clash against rivals Manchester United on Sunday, when he saw his side play out a 1-1 draw without the services of Mohamed Salah.

The Egyptian was absent from the match due to an ankle injury sustained following a challenge by Leicester City's Hamza Choudhury the week before – a challenge Klopp later branded as "dangerous".

Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers, who spent three and a half seasons in charge of the Reds, has once again come out in defence of his player, and hit out at the comments made by Klopp.

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"The reaction to Hamza was right over the top for me. The boy went in to make a tackle," Rodgers told the Daily Mirror.

"Mo Salah is a world-class player but you can tackle him. It wasn't even a bad tackle. You have to ensure they stay aggressive because that is their game, without overstepping the line.

"If you look at the team, we play in an aggressive but sporting way. Young Hamza is one of those lads that play on the limit and is fighting for his career.

"His strength is recovering the ball and retrieving the ball, which he is very good at, and he is learning other aspects of his game.

"The only way is constant work and talking with him."

Read: Klopp Criticises Man Utd, Mourinho Responds

Liverpool's next Premier League fixture is against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, while Leicester are hosted by Southampton two days prior.

Do you think Klopp was right to criticise Leicester's player? Share your thoughts by commenting below.  


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