Jurgen Klopp has faced charges of being a bad loser by explaining why he can’t let a bad mood linger in front of his Liverpool team.
The Reds boss raised his eyebrows with an icy interview on Sky Sports just after the disappointing 4-0 Reds draw at Manchester City on Thursday.
Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane, who was at Etihad working for Sky as an expert, jumped into Klopp’s defense.
The Liverpool manager later admitted that he was not in a good mood until he arrived in Melwood the next morning to begin preparing for Sunday’s Premier League clash at home against Aston Villa on Sunday.
And asked if he had reacted the same way to every defeat, Klopp said, “Am I always like this? I don’t know. I had so many setbacks that I needed sometimes more than one night (to get over it), but not much longer .
“I decided things a long time ago that I can’t change, I don’t care (about). I can’t change the result since Thursday, I can only use it for the next game. It’s what I feel.
“But you can’t stop feeling, and a defeat seems really, really average. It takes time.
“Sometimes humans take too long to suffer from something that didn’t work. I’m not one for self-pity.
“I am very self-critical, but not many times have had self-pity, because as long as I am healthy I can be influential on my situation and our situation in this case.”
Klopp added: “The mood of the players depends a little on me. If I come in and scream at them like crazy, we could suffer longer, I would say.
“If you focus on the facts, you can see that it is done, the boss is obviously not 100% happy but we are already working on the solutions, so let’s continue.”