Jurgen Klopp: Win a Very Important Statement Post Philippe Coutinho

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Liverpool handed what had been previously invincible (or so they seemed) Manchester City their first loss of the season today; in a football game that was as exciting as you’ll ever see. The Reds 4-3 win over City had social media buzzing as all the action provided an absolutely perfect commercial for the Premier League.

It also produced, for Jurgen Klopp and his men, the best possible answer to the question: “what will life be like after Philippe Coutinho?” Klopp said the victory was a very important statement for his team, conveying to the world who they are and what they can do after selling their stellar Brazilian, for an amount that made the deal the third most expensive transfer in history.

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“It was the right statement in the week we lost Coutinho,” Jurgen Klopp said after the game.

“It is not that I said in the meeting, ‘Boys, by the way, it would help if you could win tonight and nobody would speak about Phil anymore’ because we like to talk about him actually – and he was probably still jumping in his living room in Barcelona happy about the win, but, of course, it is important for us to show it is possible to play without him and we did that. That is a very important statement, absolutely.”

Afterward, Jurgen Klopp used, well as NBC called it, “some fruity language” in his live postgame interview. Fruity language is a great euphemism for the f-bomb.

Klopp was told he was going live to an American audience, in which he reportedly joked about taking pleasure in the fact that his my boss will be watching. (Liverpool are owned by the John W. Henry and the American based Fenway Group)

“What the f**k was that?!” Klopp exclaimed in delight at the fact that his side had just ended Man City’s 22 game unbeaten run.

He later apologized for using the curse word, and joked that he “thought in America it was OK (to swear).”

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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