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Klopp Dismisses Mourinho’s Post-Match Whining

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The Liverpool manager brushed off his counterpart’s comments suggesting the Reds are overrated

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There’s a lot that can be (and has been) said about Liverpool’s scoreless draw against Manchester United earlier in the week. But for the most part, everyone is just happy to move on from it, burn the tape, and focus on the next thing.

Except José Mourinho, apparently.

After Monday’s game, Mou told reporters that he thought the fixture was overhyped and attributed that to others holding up Liverpool as “the last wonder of the world.” He also criticized Liverpool’s play as overly defensive. (Which, lol.)

At his press conference yesterday ahead of the Reds’ upcoming match against West Bromwich Albion, Jürgen Klopp was asked if he had any response to Mourinho’s comments from Monday evening. His reply vocalized what a lot of us probably thought: why are we still talking about this?

“I am not interested. I thought the game was over, and if we do not have extra time then why should I talk about it?! For me, it is always like this. What I don’t like too much in the world of media is this; you write what you hear, and not what you see. I could say what I want, obviously, and you would write it. And a few people would think ‘hmmm, maybe he’s right’ or ‘hmmm maybe he’s wrong’, whatever. But I don’t care what people say after the game. I saw the game already, I know what I have to learn from it and all that.”

He continued:

“If you want to write what you saw, then do it. And if it is the same as what other people say, then so be it. But don’t bother me with these things. I am not a single per cent interested. I learned pretty early in my career that you cannot win the game after it has finished. We have a point and it felt positive, because it is one more than before the game. It was a good experience for us, we weren’t perfect in the game but that’s all. Nothing else.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself.