Klopp 'unhappy' with Didi Harman's unceasing barbs at Ljinders


Jurgen Klopp is reportedly "furious" at former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann for his continuous criticism of assistant manager Pep Linders

Pep Lijnders, Dietmar Hamann

Liverpool have endured a very disappointing run so far  this season, with a plethora of injuries combined with a lackluster form to see them floating 10th in the Premier League table.

They are currently 11 points behind the top four and have lost seven games this season conceding 28 goals the same as Everton who they face on Sunday.

Hamann has been critical of Liverpool's performances for much of the season, but was particularly annoyed with the club's assistant manager Pep Lijnders.

Notably, the German's anger centered on the Dutch manager's decision to write and publish a book earlier this season called Pep Lijnders: Intensity - Inside Liverpool FC.  The publication which he's somewhat blamed for the club's poor form.

Hamann tweeted in September: "The alarm bells should have been ringing for Liverpool fans when the current assistant manager wrote a book while still employed by the club. How he was allowed to do it I’m not too sure."

In the months since, Harman has often repeated the message — and in fact retweeted it in January, writing: "The only question is whether the club benefited from it and the simple answer is no. His job is not to educate other coaches while he’s getting paid by Liverpool."

Now, according to The Athletic, Hamann's constant criticism of Lijnders has infuriated Klopp and elicited several digs at his compatriot in the media.

While the Liverpool boss knows it is part of his job to deal with criticism directed at him, he does not like to see his coaching staff criticized.
The Athletic report that Klopp is also furious at suggestions that the role of Andreas Kornmeier - his head of fitness and conditioning - is being questioned within the club.

That prompted him to refuse to answer journalist James Pierce's questions after Liverpool's 3-0 defeat by Wolves earlier this month - which in turn led to Hamann slamming the Liverpool boss.

Hamann told talkSPORT: "I found it very strange and petty and what he has to realise is that James Pearce and his family get bombarded with abusive messages since that incident because Klopp didn’t answer a question.

"It was a perfectly good question to ask him and I think the least James deserves is an apology. Liverpool is a club that is based on respect and I think someone has to tell [Klopp] that this is Liverpool Football Club and you can’t do this.

"We have campaigns against bullying and you can’t have the Liverpool manager behave the way he did. I feel nobody at the club has the bottle to tell him, which I think they should. The way things are going at the moment, these things don’t help him and they certainly don’t help the club, which is above everything else."

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