By Emma Sanders
Liverpool fans reacted with amusement as Jamie Carragher had a dig at Raymond Verheijen on Twitter after the fitness guru praised Jurgen Klopp’s appearance on Monday Night Football.
Verheijen has openly criticised Klopp’s training methods in the past and has voiced his concerns over Liverpool’s high intensity training after a number of injuries were picked up at the start of the season.
However, the Dutchman told followers to watch Klopp’s “must-see” appearance on the Sky Sports’ show and Carragher replied to sarcastically question whether the two were now “mates” despite recent public remarks.
Mates now ? https://t.co/yWz02RKqux
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) November 8, 2016
The 44 year-old is known for his outspoken views of leading managers on the subject of injury prevention and has criticised Mauricio Pochettino, Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger in the past.
The Dutchman has had coaching posts with the Holland, Russia, South Korea and Wales national teams, as well as Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City but has become unpopular on social media following his criticism of Klopp.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
@Carra23 wasn't he slating his coaching methods last season
— Stuart Nicholls (@stunic23) November 8, 2016
— Soph (@SECCYYY) November 8, 2016
— Tony Lea (@tonylea_) November 8, 2016
@Carra23 can't have it both ways, ray the fitness egg!
— Tim Foltyn (@Tim_Foltyn) November 8, 2016
— Nilesh (@NileshLfc) November 8, 2016
— Rob Hob Humpage (@Humpatronik) November 8, 2016
@Carra23 ?? Carra trollin game is top notch
— WavyBone (@sourlyfe) November 8, 2016
— Rich Hardy (@richyhardy) November 8, 2016
@Carra23 CARRA CARRA CARRA
— Titi (@Hass_AFC) November 8, 2016
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