Jurgen Klopp lost his rag with a Swansea City fan at the Liberty City stadium on Monday night as the German manager saw his side lose 1-0 to the Swans.
It’s quite understandable that Jurgen Klopp was upset as he watched his side misfire against the league’s poorest side and he took his frustration out on a particularly chirpy Swansea supporter.
A fan sitting behind Klopp’s dugout, one who the German believes may be a season ticket holder, was shouting at him the entire game and eventually the 50-year-old cracked and shouted back.
A steward intervened when Klopp retaliated and after the game, the Liverpool boss admitted that his frustration at how the game was going, with his side trailing 1-0.
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“He was shouting at me all the time,” he said. “Sorry, I reacted one time, I remind myself I am a human being and not a professional manager who takes that all the time and they can say whatever they want.
“At one point, I said ‘please’. He felt quite good because nobody can do anything. He is in a good position. I’m sure I’m not the first manager. I think he’s a season-ticket holder. It’s my fault as well, I shouldn’t have reacted. But I didn’t say anything bad, only that I showed I wasn’t too happy by what he was saying all the time.
“I am frustrated. I am more frustrated about the performance than the result. The result is always a result of the performance. We were just not good enough tonight, especially in the first half. We didn’t play what we wanted to play.
“That’s what Swansea wanted tonight. It’s not Swansea’s job to play progressive football, it was to fight. We wanted to fight as well. We had the ball more often, we had the plan and in the second half we did more what we wanted to do from the beginning.”
Liverpool are still two points above Tottenham in fourth place and three behind Chelsea. It’s a tough pill to swallow as it means the Reds have wasted a good opportunity to continue piling the pressure on the Blues.