Piers Morgan makes incendiary comment about Liverpool boss Klopp
By Dominic Toner
Piers Morgan has claimed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wanted to lose the club’s FA Cup match against Plymouth.
The Merseyside club were held to a 0-0 draw at Anfield by League Two outfit Plymouth on Sunday, meaning they still have six games left to play in January in a hectic month.
Liverpool will face Plymouth in a FA Cup third-round replay and will be looking to book their place in the next round.
Klopp decided to make 10 changes to his starting line-up and named the club’s youngster ever side in the process.
Outspoken celebrity Morgan has tried to stir up conflict by suggesting that the German manager wanted to be eliminated from the cup competition.
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“Ask Klopp if it (FA Cup) matters, he was desperate to lose this game,” Morgan wrote on his personal Twiter account.
Look at Anfield and tell the Plymouth fans the FA Cup doesn't matter @piersmorgan
— Thafseer (@fanelguaje) January 8, 2017
Ask Klopp if it matters, he was desperate to lose this game. https://t.co/s4Uy0k6NIm
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 8, 2017
Klopp was keen to rest most of his senior players for the FA Cup tie and Emre Can was the only survivor from their 2-2 draw against Sunderland.
The Reds do have a busy schedule ahead and face an EFL Cup first-leg tie against Southampton on Wednesday, before they travel to Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.
Liverpool are hopeful of competing for the Premier League crown and Klopp is keen to have his star players available for that.
However, he did introduce first-team regulars Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino against Plymouth, but they were unable to break down a stubborn defence.
In other Liverpool news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Everton being knocked out of the FA Cup.