Search icon


03rd Mar 2019

Jurgen Klopp once again points finger at weather after dropping points in Merseyside Derby

Wayne Farry

jurgen klopp

It is one of his more peculiar habits

Different football managers have different things that they do after a defeat. Sir Alex Ferguson would often blame the referee, Arsene Wenger would regularly bemoan bad luck, while Jose Mourinho would blame every living person on earth other than himself.

For Jurgen Klopp, the blame is often laid at the feet of none other than Mother Nature. He did it after Liverpool’s FA Cup defeat to Wolves earlier this year and he did it on Sunday after his side’s 0-0 draw away to Everton in the Merseyside Derby.

The goalless draw was a fairly frenetic encounter. Liverpool threatened occasionally but never really got going, while the Toffees had some very close chances but were also unable to truly take charge at any point.

After the game, Klopp spoke to Sky Sports about the result, the title race and about his never-ending quest to behead Poseidon and become king of the sea, wind and rain.

Okay, not the last part, but he did have another dig at the wind.

“Very, very difficult game for different reasons against a wild opponent,” Klopp said.

“I know people don’t like it when I say this – the wind came from all different directions, you saw that in a lot of situations.

“It didn’t help any football play, especially when the ball was in the air which it was a lot.

“In a game that was difficult to control because of those things, we had I think three or four really big chances.”

Klopp, as you’d expect, has been pretty severely mocked for his latest criticism of the elements. Only time will tell if he evens up his critiques by slagging off earth and fire too.