LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp was concerned in an unimaginable blazing on-air row with Des Kelly over BT Sport’s lunchtime kick-offs.
The Reds boss was fuming after seeing one other one among his gamers succumb to damage as his aspect slipped to a 1-1 draw with Brighton.
James Milner, who had been depustising as Liverpool’s right-back for the second-half on the Amex, was forced off late with a hamstring problem.
Klopp was then pressured to show to 19-year-old midfielder Curtis Jones with first-choice defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez all sidelined.
The mounting damage points have led to the German being a vocal critic of early Saturday matches for teams playing in Europe – with the Reds having confronted Atalanta on Wednesday night.
And after his early kick-off fears have been realised Klopp launched right into a livid tirade solely to be challenged by BT Sport reporter Des Kelly.
Here is the total transcript…
Kelly: “James Milner, hamstring is it?”
Klopp: “Yeah, congratulations.”
Kelly: “Me personally?”
Klopp: “No, however you’re employed for them yeah? Hamstring. Shock. And so they had accidents as effectively as a result of it is a robust time.”
Klopp: “Perhaps ask Chris Wilder about it. [BT] picked the 12.30 kick-off. You probably did it!”
Kelly: “Perhaps you are firing on the incorrect goal, we’re broadcasters, we work inside Premier League guidelines, and Premier League makes the principles, that is the Premier League golf equipment, so should not you be speaking to Premier League golf equipment?”
Klopp: “I do not know the way typically I’ve to say it, you decide us for 12:30 kick-offs.”
Kelly: “The Premier League golf equipment selected that slot.”
Klopp: “These are tough occasions.”
Kelly: “In fact it is tough and the broadcasters are supporting the sport.”
Klopp: “I am not having a go on the broadcasters, I simply say how it’s. 12:30 after Wednesday is actually harmful for the Premier League gamers.”
Kelly: “If it is about Premier Leagueayer welfare why did the Premier League golf equipment block 5 subs?”
Klopp: “As a result of, after we had the speak between the managers every week in the past, it was 55%, if not 60%, for 5 subs. However since then nothing occurred.
“Chris Wilder or whoever, continuously say I am egocentric. I believe all of the issues present that he is egocentric however that is not too necessary. I used to be in the same state of affairs as he’s once I labored at Mainz – all about staying within the league.
“If we’ve got 5 subs right now I take off Robbo for Kostas to save lots of him. It isn’t for ways, it is to save lots of the gamers. It is for all gamers. You’ll it any longer til December. We’ll see.”