Jurgen Klopp maintains he ignores the views of football pundits – and those who blame Trent Alexander-Arnold for Saturday’s defeat at Old Trafford has ‘no idea’ about football.

The right back was criticised following his role in Marcus Rashford’s opener for Manchester United in their win over Liverpool .

After the game, Klopp was told of how Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness had talkeed about the teenager’s performance, with the German coach not attempting to hide his disappointment.

But when put to him whether those who analyse the game for TV do so too harshly, Klopp was quick to dismiss the suggestion.

He did, however, leap to Alexander-Arnold’s defence once more report the Liverpool Echo .

“I don’t get it,” he said. “If you wouldn’t tell me, I would never watch it. That makes absolutely no difference to me, what people say.

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold scores his side's third as the Reds see off Swansea City at Anfield
Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold scores his side’s third as the Reds see off Swansea City at Anfield

“What did they say? They said we defended bad? If somebody said it was only Trent’s mistake then the guy who said that has no idea about football and I wouldn’t listen.

Dejan in the challenge could be different but it’s difficult.

“Around, everything wrong because we were not there for the second ball and then it’s Trent. I have to see it back again.

“When I saw the goal, for me Rashford did brilliant and exactly in the moment where Trent is ready for the challenge, he made a cut back. He stepped too late and in the next moment he shoots. It’s the perfect striker movement, we cannot defend everything.

“It’s easy afterwards to talk about it but if it’s harsher than last year I have no clue.

“I’m not interested, by the way. They don’t give us points, they don’t cost us points, they are only the deliverer of good and bad messages, that’s all.”


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