Didi Hamann insists he doesn’t understand ’s scathing criticism of him after he outlined his concerns over Liverpool’s recent form ahead of last night’s crushing win over Rangers.
Last season’s beaten finalists have endured a difficult start to the new campaign and are already 14 points off the pace following Sunday’s defeat against early pacesetters Arsenal.
Hamann, a former Liverpool midfielder, questioned whether Klopp had the energy to spark Liverpool back into life and claimed to have seen signs his reign might be coming to an end.
‘At some stage, I think we will have that discussion about the manager and I’m not sure how far we are off that,’ Hamann told talkSPORT.
‘He said that he still feels that he’s the right man to do it, but I see little things like Jordan Henderson midweek seeing his number going up and reluctantly taking his armband off and coming off, shaking his head.
‘This is something that we haven’t seen at Liverpool for five years. Maybe these are little signs that people have little problems with the team or even the manager.
‘The dynamics at Liverpool are no different to anywhere else and if the results aren’t there then the manager will come under pressure.’
Klopp responded with a brutal dig during his pre-match press conference, saying: ‘Oh great, he’s a fantastic source, well respected everywhere.
‘That [being a former Liverpool player] doesn’t give you the right to say what you want especially when you have no idea. I actually think Didi Hamann doesn’t deserve that you use his phrase to ask me a question.
‘Do me a favour and ask your own question. Try to ask a question without the word spark, that’s the challenge now.’
Liverpool responded to their growing list of doubters by thrashing Rangers at Ibrox last night with Mohamed Salah scoring a quickfire six-minute hat-trick, having been introduced as a second-half substitute.
Despite the emphatic nature of Liverpool’s victory, Hamann insists there are still signs that problems remain at his old club.
He said via : ‘It’s about the matter for me: It’s obvious that there are problems in Liverpool at the moment.
‘Klopp may see it differently and if he thinks I’m talking nonsense, then he should say so.
‘I have no problem with that at all, you have to respect other opinions – and that’s why I didn’t really understand what he said yesterday.’
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