‘It’s very difficult to talk to you if I’m 100 per cent honest’: Jurgen Klopp REFUSES to answer journalist’s question about Liverpool’s poor starts… but later admits 3-0 defeat against Wolves was the ‘pinnacle’ of their problems this season
Jurgen Klopp has refused to answer a question at his post-game press conference, claiming he is unhappy with the journalist’s coverage of the club.
Liverpool suffered yet another defeat on Saturday, losing 3-0 to Premier League strugglers Wolves leaving them tenth with just one win in their last five in the league.
An early Joel Matip own goal was followed by a strike from Craig Dawson that left the visitors chasing a two-goal deficit after just twelve minutes at Molineux.
Asked by Athletic journalist James Pearce whether the team’s poor starts this season were down to an issue with mentality, Klopp refused to answer. ‘It’s very difficult to talk to you if I’m 100% honest. I would prefer not to do that.’
The former Borussia Dortmund boss claimed that he was refusing to answer the reporter’s question due to his coverage of the club, but added that he was happy to elaborate on the topic if another member of the media asked.
Jurgen Klopp refused to answer a question regarding the reason for Liverpool’s poor starts
Craig Dawson scored after a Joel Matip own-goal to give Wolves a 2-0 lead after 12 minutes
‘You know why, for all the things you wrote. So If somebody else wanted to ask that question than I’ll answer it and if not.’
Klopp then went on to admit that his side’s tendency to endure slow starts was concerning, and added that defeat on Saturday represented the nadir of the club’s season so far.
‘Yes that’s true, we had that subject through the first part of this season, now not so much. But today it was the pinnacle of our problems because in a game like this it is absolutely not allowed.
‘You can criticise, you can judge us you can say whatever you want and you are probably right, I have nothing to say against that because these twelve minutes are not allowed.
‘Coming here with all the things we did in the last few days and during the whole season so far what we want, and then we arrive here and this is the outcome that’s really hard to take I have to say.’
Klopp’s side have now won just one of their last five Premier League games and are in 10th