Liverpool legend, Dietmar Hamann, has told manager Jurgen Klopp to apologize for his harsh comments following his side’s Premier League 3-0 defeat to Wolves over the weekend.
During the post-match interview, Klopp was questioned by The Athletic reporter James Pearce on Liverpool’s tendency to start games slowly.
But the German lashed out at the journalist and replied: “It is very difficult to talk to you if I am 100 per cent honest, I would prefer not to do that. You know why, for all the things you wrote.”
However, Hamann was not pleased with Klopp’s comments, telling talkSPORT: “I found it very strange and petty and what he has to realise is that James Pearce and his family have been bombarded with abusive messages since that incident because Klopp did not answer a question. It was a perfectly good question to ask him, and I think the least James deserves is an apology.”
Hamann continued: “Liverpool is a club that is based on respect and I think someone has to tell [Jurgen Klopp], ‘This is Liverpool Football Club and you can’t do this’.
The result against Wolves means Liverpool are in 10th position on the Premier League table with 29 points from 20 matches.
Klopp’s side will face Everton in their next Premier League fixture on February 13.