Jurgen Klopp Blames Goalless Draw with Everton on the Wind


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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp put an interesting spin on the goalless Merseyside derby today that left Liverpool second in the Premier League table. A chance arose for the Reds to go one point ahead of Manchester City at the top of the table today with a win over local arch-rival Everton.

Instead, the 0-0 draw left Klopp’s side one point behind, and after the game Klopp made comments that essentially blamed the elements for the result, while stating his awareness that his comments won’t likely go over very well.

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“Very difficult game for different reasons,” the German said in postgame.

“I know people don’t like it when I say it, but the wind came from all different directions, the ball was in the air a lot.”

This is far from the first time that Klopp has placed blame for a result on the atmospheric conditions. He’s also blamed the wind on previous occasion(s).

Excuse making by the Liverpool manager has become a bit of punchline in the football world.

Just last week, Klopp blamed Manchester United’s injury crisis for disrupting the flow of the game and affecting his team’s rhythm in their goalless draw.

As you might expect, this commentary is drawing its fair share of mockery on social media.  There are plenty of Tweets out there done in the same vein as the two below:

Up next for Jurgen Klopp and company is a home match against Burnley FC a week from today.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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