By Alex McLeish

20th May, 2022 | 1:00pm

Liverpool stars could kick off 'behind closed doors' after Jurgen Klopp confession - ex-manager

Alex McLeish has suggested some Liverpool stars could “rear up behind closed doors” over their lack of game time this season.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Scotland manager admitted it is “normal” for players to grow frustrated behind the scenes when they are not playing.

As quoted by the Liverpool Echo (17 May), Jurgen Klopp admitted “it’s really tough” for some of the fringe stars at Anfield but insisted they have played their part this season.

He confessed “it is a crime” certain players have not featured more throughout the campaign.

McLeish insisted there will be some among the squad who will be frustrated over their lack of action this term.

However, he admitted Liverpool do a good job to keep a lid on things from coming out at Anfield.

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“It’s normal that there will be one or two that don’t like it (a lack of game time),” McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.

“They will rear up a wee bit, I’m sure, privately.

“But it’s kept behind closed doors, these things.

“I’m sure that at one stage a player will leave but they seem to leave quietly, without a lot of fuss.

“Klopp’s projected his personality into the club. the players, you don’t really hear anything controversial coming out of that club.”

Klopp brought the likes of Harvey Elliott, Joe Gomez, Kostas Tsimikas and Takumi Minamino into the starting XI against Southampton.

The Japan international scored during the 2-1 victory over the Saints.

The squad rotation came after the Reds beat Chelsea on penalties in the FA Cup final three days prior.

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