Jamie Carragher noticed a ‘furious’ Jurgen Klopp in the final minutes of Liverpool vs Aston Villa on Tuesday evening. The Reds won 2-1.
Liverpool scraped a 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Tuesday evening to keep the pressure on Manchester City in the Premier League. It’s a massive win from a very difficult game.
Villa took the lead here inside three minutes and consistently pressed Liverpool high. They were willing to force the Reds into poor decisions and take some risks with a high line – it worked very well, in truth.
Liverpool managed to fight through it, just. They found an equaliser within two minutes of Villa’s opener and eventually found a winner late on. Steven Gerrard’s side kept on pushing, though, and had a few opportunities late on to level things.
And with Liverpool under pressure in the 95th minute, Mohamed Salah gave the ball away on the edge of Villa’s box. Kostas Tsimikas managed to force it out for a throw-in but that led to Naby Keita going down in the centre circle.
Jamie Carragher, who was on commentary for Sky Sports, kept his eyes on Jurgen Klopp as it happened – and the boss was ‘furious.
Jurgen Klopp furious with Liverpool late on
“Klopp is furious on the far side,” said Carragher. “He can’t believe what he’s just seen. Liverpool losing the ball [after a bad Salah pass].
“And he’s telling the physio he’s not going on, as that means [Keita] will have to come off! He’s just pushed him back.”
We’ll fully side with Klopp on this one – we’re not sure what Keita was thinking. Any treatment would have meant the Guinean leaving the pitch and a drop-ball. Villa could have pumped it into the Liverpool box with an extra man.
And with no time on the clock whatsoever, it was a bizarre decision to go down. Liverpool didn’t need to waste time or slow things down – they needed the whistle to go.
But it was that kind of game. A tired, under-pressure Liverpool saw tensions rise as they tried to scrape this win. Fortunately, Klopp had no reason to be furious a few seconds later as John Moss blew his whistle.
We can’t imagine it’ll be the last time someone hears Klopp’s shout over the next four games, though. Things are only getting tenser from here.