'I'm no actor' - No regrets for Liverpool boss Klopp over heated interview

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Klopp's cantankerous mood did not improve in his press conference later when his request for a show of hands from those who disagreed with him was met with the majority of the room responding.

Klopp, speaking ahead of Liverpool's game with West Brom (a game Liverpool infamously drew two years ago with Klopp leading his players to celebrate in front of the game), said: "We've had one or two draws at home and I've heard loud music from the other side". It was five minutes after the same so I was not relaxed'.

"I took Mo Salah off because he felt the hamstring a little bit", he told reporters on Tuesday. I don't like it but I am pretty sure I can not change it because I felt like this in this moment and I am not an actor, I can not act differently. That is why I reacted why I reacted.

"[But] I can keep myself that calm that nothing serious happens in situations like this". "I do not want to say [it was a risk to play Coutinho and Firmino] as that would sound like an excuse and I don't need an excuse". It's just an interview.

Although Klopp came under fire for starting Solanke instead of Roberto Firmino, the German was pleased with his performance and he expects there is more to come from the U20 World Cup Golden Ball victor.

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Ramsey played 90 minutes against Southampton but finished the game nursing a strain. It happened to us, it happened to them and it's unfortunate.

The team selection came under scrutiny after Everton claimed a point, but numerous switches have been a regular occurrence for several weeks now as the Reds boss seeks to manage his squad through a busy period.

Klopp has defended his decision to make six changes to his starting lineup for Sunday's derby and to substitute the 19-goal Egypt forward at 1-0. "Hopefully we took him off early enough". "I think the way he's helped me to play when we don't have the ball, when the team is under pressure, is really different", he said. We have to more or less play the same all the time.

The defensive tactics they deployed have been widely criticised but Allardyce has pointed out that United played the same way away at Liverpool in October.

The 25-year-old said: "I think playing there is a position where you get to play the ball a great deal. That is not likely".

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