Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Chris Wilder, after the Sheffield United boss called Klopp ‘selfish’ and a politician.
The Premier League championship winning manager wasn’t happy on Saturday afternoon following his side’s 1-1 draw with Brighton.
As well as a controversial last minute winner for the home side, thanks to VAR, Klopp was also annoyed because of another injury, this time James Milner, and showed his anger to BT Sport interviewer Des Kelly.
However the broadcaster wasn’t the only one to feel the verbal wrath of the German, as he turned his attention to Wilder during his press conference.
The Blades’ boss has recently called his counterpart ‘selfish,’ over the possibility of five substitutes in a game, and a ‘politician,’ over the fact some clubs can have fans back when others can’t.
Speaking on Saturday, Klopp hit back, saying, “Chris Wilder says I am selfish. I think all the things he says are selfish.
“If I had five subs today, I bring on Kostas for Robbo, to save Robbo. It’s about saving players.”
🗣 "Whatever Chris Wilder says I don't speak only about Liverpool, he speaks only about Sheffield United, he admitted that. I speak about football players"— Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 28, 2020
Jurgen Klopp stresses that the need for 5 substitutions is not for tactical reasons but for players fitness pic.twitter.com/E2f6yrhu5W
Liverpool have been very unlucky with injuries in recent weeks, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez’s injuries the most high profile, and they were dealt another blow against Brighton.