“Who said that? Didi Hamann? Oh great”
Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Didi Hamann after the former Liverpool midfielder said the current Reds team lack any ‘spark’ following a poor run of form.
Klopp’s side have only won twice in the Premier League this season. Several of Liverpool’s key players are currently struggling for form or are injured, and the team’s results have nose-dived just a few months after they were competing to win four trophies.
The Reds’ title bid also appears to be already over after just eight games of the season. Liverpool are trailing Premier League leaders Arsenal by 14 points following the Gunners’ 3-2 victory on Sunday.
Klopp hits back at Hamann.
In the midst of this difficult period for the Anfield club, Hamann was asked about his former team. The pundit told talkSPORT and RTÉ that the Reds have lost their spark and look unlikely to regain it soon.
“This Liverpool team looks tired, they look pedestrian and they just look flat,’ Hamann said.
“I’m not sure where the spark is going to come from because they’ve won games in the past.”
Hamann’s comments were put to Klopp in his pre-match conference ahead of Liverpool’s match against Rangers.
“Who said that? Didi Hamann? Oh great,” Klopp said. “He is a fantastic source, well respected everywhere.”
Klopp said that Hamann should not have free reign to say whatever he wants simply because he played for Liverpool in the past.
Hamann was part of the Liverpool team that won the Champions League in 2005.
“(Being an ex-Liverpool player) doesn’t give you the right to say what you want, especially when you have no idea,” Klopp continued.
The former Borussia Dortmund coach also took issue with the journalist who used Hamann’s quotes in a question at the press conference.
“I actually think Didi Hamann doesn’t deserve that you use his phrase when asking a question. Do me a favour and ask your own question,” Klopp said.
“Try to ask the question without the word ‘spark’.”
? "Oh great, he's a fantastic source, well respected everywhere. Do me a favour and ask your own question."
Jurgen Klopp was not happy with the question about Dietmar Hamann saying Liverpool have "lost their spark" pic.twitter.com/aBUHZTjYnr
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 12, 2022
You can watch Hamann speak about Liverpool below.
Liverpool face Rangers at Ibrox on Wednesday night ahead of playing Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.
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