Maurizio Sarri slams Jurgen Klopp over Champions League comments

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Juventus manager, Maurizio Sarri, is not impressed with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s comments and has decided to make that known. Klopp stated that Sarri’s side were the fans favorites in Champions League which did not sit well with the former Chelsea boss.

Juventus is currently on top of Serie A and has been deemed to have one of the most popular and talented squads in the football world. With the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Dybala, Rabiot, and De Ligt the Reds boss believe Sarri has it easy due to his star-studded players. 

Klopp mentioned he was a bit confused about why Sarri’s men were not on top of the league by ten or more points stating the gap between them and Inter were too close. The Reds boss also admitted to not watching much Italian football and that may be the reason he ”couldn’t understand” the closeness in the gap. 

Sarri apparently didn’t take the comment lightly and has decided to hit back and accused the Reds boss of trying to take the heat off his own team.

“Jurgen also said that he doesn’t watch much Italian football, so that explains his confusion!“, Sarri said. 

“Jurgen is one of the smartest and funniest people I’ve ever known and what he’s doing here is shaking off the burden of being the favorites for the Champions League” he added. 

Liverpool will face Atletico Madrid in the next round of the tournament while Juventus will face a bit of a task when they face French giants Lyon.

Meanwhile, thanks to a late goal by Sadio Mane, Liverpool was able to continue their unbeaten run when they defeated Norwich 1-0. Sadio Mane was recently named African Player of the Year and has revealed the inspiration behind his hard work. The Reds winger has attributed the support of friends and family back in Senegal as what keeps him pushing. 

Liverpool has been in incredible form this season. After falling second-place to Manchester City in the Premier League last season, the Reds have come back stronger and determined to lift the title this season. Klopp’s boys are currently 22 points clear at the top and have not lost a single game this season. The last time Liverpool suffered a home defeat was back in April 2017 when they were defeated 2-1 to Crystal Palace.