Jurgen Klopp branded a 'sore loser' by former Liverpool boss who says entire coaching team are 'very confrontational' | The Sun

JURGEN KLOPP has been branded a "sore loser" by Liverpool legend Graeme Souness.

It comes following last week's heated confrontation between Klopp and officials during the Reds' clash with Tottenham.

An irate Klopp charged towards fourth official John Brooks following Diogo Jota's last-gasp winner in the 4-3 thriller, with the German then being given a caution by Paul Tierney.

Klopp's emotions also spilled over in his post-match interviews, with the Reds boss being slapped with an FA charge for his comments.

And Souness does not believe this is a good look for the Liverpool boss.

Writing in his Daily Mail column, Souness said: "What Jurgen Klopp did on Sunday, by running up to the fourth official and getting in his face, overstepped the mark. 


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"I have been a manager and I know there have been times when I was embarrassed by my actions. 

"When you're that aggressive towards an official, it is not a good look. It is not an argument you're going to win and it will end up getting you in trouble, like Klopp has.

"I have sat behind Liverpool's dugout in an empty stadium, the game at home to Chelsea when they won the league three years ago. 

"I learnt that night that their bench is up for an argument, and it's not just Klopp, they're all at it. They're very confrontational.

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"I later read Mark Clattenburg's autobiography and I recall him saying that Klopp was the worst of all the managers when it came to being a sore loser. That is what we are seeing.

"When you're a manager, you're two different people. If Liverpool are having a great season and Klopp's team are playing really well, that incident with the official doesn't happen."

Liverpool have endured a topsy-turvy season, at times looking like a shadow of their former selves.

However, five wins on the bounce have propelled them back into the top four race, now sitting just four points behind Manchester United who occupy the final Champions League spot.

Souness, who announced he would be leaving Sky Sports after 15 years working as a pundit, added: "Last week against Spurs captured their season in 90 minutes — the good and bad.

"That frustration has shown itself in a negative way for Klopp, and he'll know that. He will try to make sure it won't happen again, but you can't guarantee it.

"He's a passionate man and Liverpool will have to improve on the field before he is happy and feeling calmer within himself."

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