Tuesday, 11th May 2021

Liverpool to start trying

AFTER slipping to fourth in the Premier League and being knocked out of the FA Cup, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told his players to start trying.

As they prepare to clash with Tottenham, Klopp issued a stern defence of his team after their recent 3-2 cup defeat to rivals Manchester United by insisting they could not be arsed.

He said: “It is difficult to motivate the players when they are so much better than everyone else.

“I told them they could just chill a little bit and maybe make the season more interesting by losing to Southampton and Burnley. But then I looked at the table and I realised maybe it’s gone a bit too far.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is the best wing-back in the world, I promise you, it’s just that we’ve been letting him play FIFA instead of going to training sessions.”

Klopp added that last season’s Premier League champions could have won the FA Cup if they had wanted to but decided to watch Married at First Sight Australia on Netflix instead of attending a pre-match tactics seminar on how to shut down United’s counter-attack.