Jurgen Klopp has been accused of crumbling under pressure after launching a scathing attack on a former Liverpool player who suggested the club needed a spark.
Dietmar Hamann, a champions league winner, made the remarks on Monday in response to his former team’s 3-2 loss to Arsenal over the weekend.
When those comments were brought up to Klopp during his press conference, the German reacted angrily and mockingly called Hamann a “fantastic source.”
Former Premier League striker Gabby Agbonlahor, who has been in the firing line of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp this season, slammed Klopp’s reaction.
“I thought Jurgen Klopp was like a petulant child,” Agbonlahor told talkSPORT Breakfast. “Didi Hamann won the Champions League for Liverpool, had a fantastic career, if he can’t talk about Liverpool then who can?
“Is it only Robbie Fowler, Ian Rush, Steven Gerrard, is it only certain players who can talk about Liverpool?
“I think he’s losing his spark a bit Jurgen Klopp, he’s cracking under the pressure.
“Bringing your best player, your most influential player, in Mo Salah off when you need a goal against Arsenal – something’s not right there with Jurgen Klopp.
“It happened at previous clubs where his seventh season was his last one. Could it come at the end of the season where Liverpool don’t finish in the top four, because I don’t think they will, that Jurgen Klopp leaves and Liverpool freshen it up?
“You can’t keep making wrong decisions like he’s doing at the moment. Snapping at the media? It was a perfectly honest question if they need a spark. Whether it’s Henderson getting a goal, Thiago creating an opportunity or Salah getting back to the Salah before his contract.
“That’s a harmless thing for Hamann to say, but for him [Klopp] to hit out as Hamann as a nobody…
“Even when he had a go at me talking about a total different team, I think he’s losing it. He needs to work on his team playing good football.”