Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he is "not interested" in the criticism being directed at Trent Alexander-Arnold following his display in Liverpool's defeat to Manchester United.
Liverpool idols Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness laid into Alexander-Arnold for his lacklustre defensive showing, but Klopp has taken a swipe at the pundits for criticising the 19-year-old when others were equally at fault.
"I don't get it. If you wouldn't tell me [about it], I would never watch it. That makes absolutely no difference to me, what people say," he told reporters. "What did they say? They said we defended bad? If somebody said it was only Trent's mistake, then the guy who said that has no idea about football and I wouldn't listen.
"Dejan Lovren, in the first challenge, could be different, but it's difficult. We were not there for the second ball and then it's Trent. I have to see it back again but when I saw the goal, for me Rashford did brilliantly and, exactly in the moment where Trent is ready for the challenge, he made a cut-back.
"He stepped too late and in the next moment he shoots. It's the perfect striker movement and we cannot defend everything. It's easy afterwards to talk about it but I'm not interested. [Pundits] don't give us points, they don't cost us points, they are only the deliverer of good and bad messages, that's all.
"We lost 2-1, but everybody could see we're strong. We brought them at the edge, with 2-0 down that's really rare that you can turn a game against United, but we were close and actually we should have done it."
Alexander-Arnold has started 13 times for Liverpool in the Premier League this season and a further five times in other competitions.