By Emma Sanders
Jurgen Klopp caused a stir among Liverpool fans on Twitter after making a joke about Dutch fitness guru Raymond Verheijen in his press conference on Friday afternoon.
Dutch fitness guru Raymond Verheijen has claimed in a series of Twitter posts in recent weeks that Klopp’s methods are successful on the pitch but they lead to his players constantly breaking down.
This came after Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne picked up injuries against Swansea prior to the international break.
Klopp showed he was aware of Verheijen’s criticism at his press conference on Friday afternoon ahead of Monday night’s highly anticipated clash against Manchester United.
Referring to the glut of fixtures over the festive period, Klopp was quoted by the Telegraph’s Chris Bascombe on his personal Twitter account as saying “some Dutch guy will say things” if injuries accumulate.
Klopp: on Xmas period “We play two games in 48 hours, there will be injuries and then some Dutch guy (on Twitter) will say things.”
— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) October 14, 2016
Football Insider reported Verheijen’s comments last week as he claimed the Liverpool manager was ‘”great but his methods were flawed”.
Klopp caused quite a stir among Liverpool fans on social media by singling out the Dutchman.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Klopp ended the Dutch guy lol, needs his chin tested
— Only LFC (@remainsLFC) October 14, 2016
Klopp should have said “some Dutch egg”. Would have been an even better burn. #LFC
— Mike (@aguyiusedtoknow) October 14, 2016
Klopp making a nice Dutch omelette there, love it
— Ade Chopper Jones (@Chop23) October 14, 2016
Just realised the dutch guy klopp is talking about is @raymondverheije. He often talks about injuries. Loooooool absolutely destroyed him..
— Yash (@TheColdTweet7) October 14, 2016
Klopp exposing that Dutch fitness nonce lol unreal
— CS (@chrissoloman) October 14, 2016
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