Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hit out at the fans and some pundits who have remarked the injury to Kevin De Bruyne should help Manchester City’s rivals.
He noted that you should never take comfort or pleasure from an injury to a footballer, no matter who they play for.
Klopp also spoke about how much he admires the player, and admitted that he tried to sign him on many occasions, but failed as the timing wasn’t right.
He also wished the Man City player the best of luck with his recovery, with De Bruyne expected to be out for around three months, and made it clear City have plenty of other options.
He spoke with Sky Sports: “I think somebody who thinks like that, about a situation like that, is an a*****e, 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.”
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