- Match Analysis
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he ‘isn’t a clown’ ahead of his team’s hosting of Arsenal on Saturday evening.
Liverpool have struggled since the turn of the year in all competitions, and Klopp has come under criticisms for his side’s run of form.
“Look, I am not a clown even if few people think I am,” Klopp said.
“I am not always laughing like crazy. I am a normal person. We are all influenced by our experiences. So why should I be in the same mood as at the start of the season?
“My job is to make the players feel we have a big chance of winning our next game and that’s not done by laughing the whole weekend and ignoring the problems we have.
“The first impression from this season [August’s win over Arsenal at The Emirates] was spectacular. It was a wonderful game – some people may say that game was like the whole season in one game.
“We were really happy we could beat a really strong side like Arsenal in their home ground. The last few games we played against them have all been kind of spectacular.”
“That is how our work is. We cannot ignore the problems that we have but I am 100 per cent optimistic about the Arsenal game on Saturday, but I cannot say I am in the same mood as I was at the start of the season.”
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10