Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp slams Gabby Agbonlahor’s ‘pack up’ Man Utd comments
Klopp hits back at former Premier League striker over Manchester United comments
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The former Aston Villa striker told Erik ten Hag to ‘just pack up’ after the Red Devils were beaten 4-0 away at Brentford last weekend.
It has been a poor start to the season for United and they take on Liverpool on Monday on the back of back-to-back defeats.
What did Agbonlahor say?
Speaking on talkSPORT last weekend, Agbonlahor didn’t hold back: “This is not Manchester United.
“If I was them now after this game I’d be thinking, “You know what, ten Hag, just pack up”. He’s had pre-season and they have started the season as a shambles, they’re like strangers on the pitch.”
Klopp has hit back at Agbonlahor’s comments though and reveals he nearly called into the show he was on, as per Sky Sports:
“We forget in these moments how good Brentford is, to be honest. I watched the first-half here (at the training ground) then I drove home and I listened to talkSPORT and Gabby (Agbonlahor).
“He lost against us 6-0 in my first year, I couldn’t remember him as a mentality monster on the pitch.”
“What he said about Manchester United on that show... I was close to calling in and telling him you’ve completely forgotten that you were a player. It was completely unbelievable. And if ex-players go in like this then you can imagine how everything else is going.”
Look ahead to Monday
United need a win to ease some of the early pressure off ten Hag but will be up against it.
They are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign midfielder Casemiro from Real Madrid to boost their options in the centre of the pitch but he will be unavailable to play even if he does sign this weekend due to Premier League rules on transfers.
Liverpool go into the game on the back of two draws in a row against Fulham and Crystal Palace so will be desperate to get their first win of the campaign against their bitter rivals.