Gary Lineker’s sarcastic remark about Jurgen Klopp didn’t go as planned on social media after Liverpool boss signed a new contract at Anfield.
Reports started circulating on Thursday that the German was due to extend his contract with the Reds. Lineker replied to a tweet and joked, “I don’t know what they see in him.” Klopp’s credentials cannot be questioned after delivering the Premier League and Champions League during his tenure.
However, Lineker’s witty remark didn’t get the reception he may have been looking for. A fan fired back and said, “He’s a great manager, Gary” to which the TV presenter replied, “Really? You think so?” Lineker was also warned that his remarks would be taken badly, to which he replied: “I hope so”.
Lineker has regularly complimented Klopp and his team, especially in recent seasons. The German admitted that his decision to stay put was, in part, until his wife’s desire to stay at Liverpool. Klopp could still lead the Reds to a quadruple this season having already won the Carabao Cup.
The Merseysiders continue to invest wisely and seek to retain their flagships, which keeps the team competitive for years to come. Klopp is central to their plans and sees a lot of potential in the current squad and the club.
He told the Liverpool website “I had to ask myself the question: is it good for Liverpool that I stay longer? Together with my two assistants, Pep Lijnders and Pete Krawietz, we came to the conclusion that it was a ‘Yes!’ There is still a freshness to us as a club and that gives me energy.
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“Since I’ve been here our owners have been incredibly committed and energetic about this club and it’s clear right now that applies to our future as much as I’ve ever known. To Billy Hogan and Julian Ward, we have leaders across the club who are fully focused on renewing and refreshing so that we can continue to compete at the highest level.
“We managed to harness the best of what we had already created while injecting new momentum into our environment. The new AXA academy is a great home for us and the fact that Anfield is getting even bigger soon with the development of Anfield Road, I can’t wait for that.
“We are a club that is constantly moving in the right direction. We have a clear idea of what we want; we have a clear idea of how we are trying to achieve this. It’s always a great position to start.”