MX23RW : Saturday, June 19 18:59:13| >> :120:18442:18442:

Jurgen Klopp criticises Kevin De Bruyne injury celebrators

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists that anyone thinking that Kevin De Bruyne's injury levels the playing field in the Premier League is an "asshole".

WARNING! This article contains strong language and/or content that some readers may prefer to avoid.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has described anyone who is celebrating Kevin De Bruyne's injury as an "asshole".

The Manchester City midfielder suffered a knee injury in training earlier this week and is expected to be sidelined for up to three months.

Klopp, however, feels that Man City have more than enough options to make up for De Bruyne's absence, and even admitted to wanting to sign him several years ago while managing Borussia Dortmund.

When asked by Sky Sports News if the injury evens the playing field in the Premier League, Klopp replied: "I think somebody who thinks like that, about a situation like that, is an asshole, to be honest. I am not like that. First of all, I wish him the absolute very best.

"I love this player, I wanted him desperately when I was at Dortmund and he was at Chelsea, but Jose didn't give him to me! What a season he had, what a World Cup he played. I really feel for him.

"They have options of course, like they always have options, they brought in Riyad Mahrez, but they can all play in different positions. Bernardo Silva can play a bit deeper, Foden can play in positions, Gundogan can play in positions.

"Nobody needs to worry about Man City and their quality, there is still a lot there. We don't look at the other teams, we really only try to make the best of our situation, and that will hopefully work."

De Bruyne only made an appearance from the bench as City beat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last weekend.

ID:333715: cacheID:333715:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2584:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Phil Foden in action for Manchester City on April 22, 2018
Read Next:
Walker: 'Foden will help Man City'

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Monday, June 21, 2021
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Todays Game Header Right

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!