“These kinds of things are just b*llocks”-Klopp backs Thiago Alcantara

Sat 20 February 2021 | 14:21

The Spain international, who moved away from Bayern Munich last summer, is believed to have had to do with Liverpool’s recent unsteady situation.



Jurgen Klopp


Thiago Alcantara

’s criticisms are “b*llocks” as his debut season at Anfield has been “unlucky”.

With his remarkable spell at

Bayern Munich

in the 2019-20 season, the Spain international decided to make a move to the Reds.

He came in late, which is just the nature of some transfers, then he got Covid, got injured, and still had to adapt to a new team - and a team which was not exactly flying with no problems at all,”

Reds manager Klopp said in an interview with

Sky Sports


We've had to rebuild the team pretty much every three days because of changing the last line and changing a lot of things, so that's just really unlucky for Thiago. But he has played some exceptional games and had some exceptional moments on the pitch, and he is so respected in the squad.

“It's just a public perception. 'Oh, Thiago is in and we don't perform well anymore.' These kind of things are just b*llocks, let me say it like that! They are just not right.

“Everybody needs time to adapt. Bayern played a different style, in a different league, and were much more dominant in the Bundesliga than any team can be in the Premier League.

“So, that's all different. But thank God, we are all smart enough to judge the situation correctly here. Thiago can play better football, yes, of course, but we all can play better football. No doubt about it.”

According to his critics, the Liverpool midfielder has let his well-oiled machine team down by throwing in a spanner, with the fearsome front men going on a slower pace this season.

Klopp seems to have abandoned the struggle on defending the 

Premier League

title, having Thiago and co failing to keep their games up to the standard set for them. The Reds boss, however, revealed that he will do his best until finishing his contract in 2024.

Before going against


on Saturday, he said: “

A lot of the time we have cameras in training and stuff like this and when people see us smiling during the week, they think, 'What are they smiling about?'

“But for me it's not a problem to spread positivity because I'm really happy being here. I love my job. I love my players. I love the club. I am in the right place here and we try really hard to change things around - in the short term and in the long term as well.

“Losing a game, losing two games, losing three games - it's a problem. But it's only a real problem if you don't learn from it.”

source: SportMob