JURGEN KLOPP is taking strain off his Liverpool gamers by ‘controlling the narrative’ similar to Sir Alex Ferguson did.
Rio Ferdinand says Jurgen Klopp is taking strain off his Liverpool gamers by controlling the narrativeCredit score: AP:Related Press
Ferdinand has revealed the identical tactic was utilized by Man Utd legend Sir Alex FergusonCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Liverpool boss Klopp has made no secret of his disdain for the hectic fixture schedule this season.
His Liverpool squad has been decimated by accidents, with the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Thiago Alcantara amongst the long-term casualties.
Klopp’s anger was clear for all to see after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Brighton the place he laid the blame at the door of BT Sport.
However Ferdinand reckons the German is defending his gamers by taking the eye away from their performances, similar to Man Utd icon Fergie.
And Crouch provides Klopp is ‘getting an edge’ over rivals as he appears to be like to safe a second consecutive title.
Ferdinand informed BT Sport: “Typically he (Sir Alex) would do a group speak after a sport and be as calm as you want.
“After which he’d exit for an interview and we’d see him on the TV display screen and he could be going bananas a few choice no-one had even considered.
“However that took the highlight off another person or one thing else that might derail us.
Ferdinand reckons Klopp is defending his gamers by diverting consideration to different pointsCredit score: Rex Options
“He managed the narrative and I feel that’s what Klopp is doing very effectively in the meanwhile.
“Perhaps generally he’s speaking about stuff exterior of that (sport) which might take away from the efficiency or the little creaks that occur throughout the 90 minutes.”
Crouch added: “Sir Alex Ferguson, over time, at all times talked about worldwide soccer and the fixture listing (after video games).
“Jose Mourinho too. All the most effective managers do it they usually’re attempting to get an edge.
“All of them need to get one up. I feel it helps within the dressing room of ‘everyone seems to be towards us as a result of we’re the most effective’ and ‘no one goes to present us any assist’.
“I feel that helps within the dressing room of ‘you versus us’.”