Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has labeled the people an ‘a**hole*’ who think that Kevin De Bruyne’s injury blow at Manchester City has levelled the Premier League.
Kevin De Bruyne will be on the sidelines for a lengthy spell.
De Bruyne suffered a massive injury during Manchester City’s training on Wednesday. It will keep him out of the pitch for at least three months. And this has given a massive blow to the high flying Manchester City.
Meanwhile, Klopp had some high praise for the Belgian midfielder. He also revealed that during his Dortmund days, he desperately wanted to sign De Bruyne.
Klopp told Sky sports:
“I think somebody who thinks like that, about a situation like that, is an a**hole, to be honest. I am not like that. First of all, I wish him the absolute very best. I love this player, I wanted him desperately when I was at Dortmund and he was at Chelsea, but Jose didn’t give him to me.”
Despite losing de Bruyne, Klopp believes City still have many options in their side.
“What a season he had, what a World Cup he played. I really feel for him. They have options of course, like they always have options, they brought in Riyad Mahrez, but they can all play in different positions. Bernardo Silva can play a bit deeper, [Phil] Foden can play in positions, [Ilkay] Gundogan can play in positions.”
The Liverpool manager also said they don’t doubt City’s quality and wants to concentrate only on themselves.
“Nobody needs to worry about Man City and their quality, there is still a lot there. We don’t look at the other teams, we really only try to make the best of our situation, and that will hopefully work.”
Liverpool and Manchester City started their Premier League campaign with a win.