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Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp admits he regrets rows with Gary Neville

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he ‘doesn’t listen’ to pundits who analyse his team but has conceded he regrets his previous rows with Gary Neville over ignoring the Champions League.

Klopp joked with former Reds defender Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports’ Football Show on Wednesday morning.

When asked if he listens to pundits like Carragher, Klopp said: ‘Really not a lot, sorry Jamie. Maybe that’s the reason we can still be so friendly with each other. 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed he 'doesn't listen' to pundits who analyse his team

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed he 'doesn't listen' to pundits who analyse his team

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed he ‘doesn’t listen’ to pundits who analyse his team

Klopp conceded he regrets his rows with Gary Neville (L) over ignoring the Champions League

Klopp conceded he regrets his rows with Gary Neville (L) over ignoring the Champions League

Klopp conceded he regrets his rows with Gary Neville (L) over ignoring the Champions League

‘I did punditry not that often. I respect it’s not easy. Former players are doing well. We cannot listen to it, we have our own problems. 

‘I really don’t listen too much, I watch football games a lot of time without commentary, not because it’s bad but because I want to be concentrated on the game. 

‘I respect it a lot, I have no problem with it. When someone asks me about it, I’m in danger of giving a harsh answer, like I was with Mr Neville in the past. I protect myself by not listening too much.’

Klopp blasted pundit Gary Neville for saying Liverpool should go out of the Champions League to boost their Premier League chances last season.

‘It is so easy to sit in an office or a studio and talk about things like that,’ Klopp said in March 2019. ‘All the pundits come from Manchester United.

‘We say the best way to go through a season is to go out of all the cup competitions early? You do that and the same people go for you like mad.

‘It’s like, “You are disrespectful to the competition”. Now it is closer to the end of the season and it is allowed to go out of the Champions League without even trying to go through? That’s really mad. That’s the reason why they don’t have a job on the sideline — one of the reasons.

Klopp joked with ex-Reds man Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports' Football Show on Wednesday

Klopp joked with ex-Reds man Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports' Football Show on Wednesday

Klopp joked with ex-Reds man Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports’ Football Show on Wednesday

‘No criticism but it’s a big difference to be in charge or to talk about somebody in charge. We all have to qualify constantly for the Champions League. That’s what gives us the money to improve to do the next steps.’

The Liverpool manager had also hit back after Neville suggested that Liverpool should forget the Champions League earlier in the 2018-19 campaign.

‘I don’t want to be too critical as I don’t know exactly how he said it, but it’s a bit silly, sitting in an office talking about football, it’s different to doing the job,’ he said. 

While Klopp did also reveal on Wednesday that he feared the sack in early days at Liverpool before convincing owners FSG he was ‘on the right path’.

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