Liverpool boss Klopp says Man Utd protests were ‘not cool’

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Liverpool boss Klopp says Man Utd protests were ‘not cool’

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that as soon as people were injured the Man Utd protests were “not right anymore”.

Manchester United will now play three Premier League matches in just five days after their postponed game against Liverpool was rearranged for next Thursday.

due to Man Utd fans’ anti-Glazer protest, which saw some supporters get into Old Trafford and onto the pitch.


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That match has now been rearranged for May 13, which follows hot on the heels of the and home match against third-placed Leicester on May 11.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said on Tuesday that six officers were injured as flares were let off and bottles thrown, with one sustaining a fractured eye socket and another a facial wound.

A man has been charged for his behaviour outside the Lowry Hotel and the force spokesman said the incident had been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct to “ensure complete transparency and independence”.

boss was frustrated that the match was called off and thinks the Man Utd protests went too far.

Klopp told reporters on Friday: “We were sitting the whole time. An hour before the team meeting they told me there were problems at Old Trafford. We did the meeting and after that we got told about the delays. We just had to sit around in the lobby. It was not cool.

“I heard some police were injured and these things should not happen. It was not completely peaceful and then it was not right anymore.

“Then we got told the game was postponed. We saw some pictures to see what was going on. Was I surprised to see it happen? No. I am a believer in democracy. I am happy for people to say their opinion, but I know this doesn’t happen often that no-one is hurt.”

On the rearranged fixture, Klopp added: “We were informed about the [re-arrangement] process, but we were not consulted. It’s not good for us, I would have preferred the game last week. It’s not cool but there’s nothing to complain about.”

 

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Hasenhuttl pinpoints ‘big problem’ with Saints transfer plans

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl accepts the club will have to face paying a Premier League premium as they aim to strengthen the squad during the summer transfer window.

The Saints showed plenty of early promise, briefly topping the table in November before then hitting the buffers as selection problems mounted heading into 2021.

Hasenhuttl openly admits the team need additional quality help if they are to progress again next season – and he knows that will come at a price.



“The big problem in the Premier League is when you ask for a new player in Europe or wherever, you automatically pay more money for him than other clubs all around the world,” Hasenhuttl said.

“It is not the same like buying a car where everybody pays the same, the price tag is always a different one.

“If you want to buy somebody who is not expensive, then you have a problem with the work permit in England, so there is not really a solution.

“You are killing yourself a little bit in this, especially in the teams who are not able to pay transfer fees like £20million or £30million.

“You see today that when you ask for an interesting player, it very often starts with £20m and we are not able to spend this money in this moment, but this is how it is.

“We then have to pick a few players who maybe have the chance one time to become really good players, they all must fit perfectly for us.

“This is the problem we have here at this club and this is nothing new.”

Even though Southampton were able to battle through to the FA Cup semi-finals, losing to Leicester at Wembley, Hasenhuttl believes their dramatic downturn in league form highlights just why better back-up is needed.

“It shows us that when you want to be constantly in these areas of the Premier League, it is not possible to outperform all of the time,” the Saints boss said.

“You have to win some tight games with also some maybe of the B team or players who are not playing all of the time.

“But their quality this season was not good enough to lift us or give us a good alternative, this is the challenge for the summer, to make the squad bigger with more quality in every position.

“Then you can also come into the situation where you can make a rotation like the big teams and still win the games.

“Otherwise it is not possible to be competitive. The season is too long, too tough.

“There are too many good teams there – you cannot go away to Manchester United like we did with academy players and also be competitive.

“This is not possible in the future and is the clear message. This is the challenge for the club in the summer… to give us more opportunities for every position.”

Hasenhuttl was overcome with emotion after Liverpool were beaten 1-0 at St Mary’s Stadium during January and the Austrian finally got the better of old friend Jurgen Klopp.

Despite Anfield not being the daunting trip of previous seasons, the Saints boss is expecting to be facing “a very tough opponent” on Saturday night.

Hasenhuttl said: “But a lot of teams have shown this season that it is possible to go there and take something. We go there to be brave and also looking for our chance.”

 

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