TalkSport pundit Gabby Agbonlahor has slammed Jurgen Klopp for Liverpool’s worrying performances and labelled his aspect as ‘toothless’ in latest weeks.
The Reds fell to a stunning 1-0 defeat away to Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon with Taiwo Awoniyi’s purpose proving to be the distinction between the 2 sides.
With Klopp’s aspect persevering with to lose floor on their league rivals – already 11 factors behind leaders Arsenal – Agbonlahor has ripped into the German’s label of a ‘mentality monster’.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are seventh within the desk after a 1-0 defeat by Nottingham Forest
TalkSport pundit Gabby Agbonlahor didn’t maintain again in his criticisms of the German boss
Liverpool’s stars trudged off the pitch after being outclassed by the newly-promoted aspect
Talking on TalkSport’s Gameday Cellphone-In, Agbonlahor mentioned: ‘The place do you begin with Liverpool?
‘To begin with, Fabio Carvalho would not appear to be he is Premier League high quality. He would not look prepared, he wants one other season out on mortgage. He struggled, he isn’t influenced the sport, he appeared non-existent. Harvey Elliott performed properly, however Curtis Jones struggled. These are gifted children however proper now Liverpool want gamers to show up.
‘Fabinho’s legs have gone. His thought of a dash is sort of a stroll in the intervening time. Liverpool have gotten a whole lot of issues. Roberto Firmino is inconsistent, Mohamed Salah was poor at the moment, and Joe Gomez, he has two first rate video games and everyone seems to be saying he can go to the World Cup, however at the moment he was terrible once more. So sloppy.’
The Reds – who reached the Champions League ultimate in Could – had been crushed in convincing trend in opposition to Forest, who moved as much as nineteenth within the desk following the win.
Liverpool left loads to be desired after their faltering efficiency on the Metropolis Floor
Agbonlahor continued: ‘Mr Mentality Monster, Jurgen, 5 video games away from house with no win this season – can he solely get them up for house video games at a full Anfield?
‘Can he not get his ‘mentality monster’ workforce up for away video games? As a result of at the moment was stunning from Liverpool. Each participant aside from Alisson was beneath a 5 out of 10 at the moment.’
Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper was referred to as into motion on quite a few events as Klopp’s aspect was overran by Forest’s attackers on the Metropolis Floor.
When requested on their prospects of securing a spot in subsequent yr’s Champions League, the pundit mentioned: ‘Liverpool getting again into the top-four – are you able to identify 4 higher groups higher than Liverpool within the Premier League in the intervening time? Simply!
‘Man Metropolis, Arsenal, Man United, Spurs, Chelsea, and there are greater than that. Newcastle, even.’
Agbonlahor says that goalkeeper Alisson was the one participant above ‘a 5 out of 10’
The previous Aston Villa striker has taken purpose at Klopp quite a lot of occasions in latest months
‘I mentioned at the beginning of the season I do not assume Liverpool will get into the Champions League this season, and I stand by that. I am not getting carried away by them beating Rangers, who had been dreadful, or beating Man Metropolis because of Pep Guardiola’s errors together with his ways,’ Agbonlahor mentioned.
‘They did not fancy it at the moment in any respect in opposition to Nottingham Forest. Liverpool are so inconsistent. They had been toothless.
‘Forest had been the higher workforce, they put it on Liverpool’s toes, they appeared organised, Lingard appeared higher at the moment, Gibbs White appeared significantly better at the moment.’
Nottingham Forest trio Jesse Lingard, Brennan Johnson and Morgan Gibbs-White have a good time
Simply final month, Agbonlahor criticised Klopp for his response to Dieter Hamann’s feedback about Liverpool’s latest kind.
Forward of their Champions League recreation with Rangers, Hamann mentioned that ‘sooner or later we’re going to have that dialogue concerning the supervisor’ to which Klopp responded by saying that his compatriot has ‘no thought’ what he is speaking about.
That is when Agbonlahor jumped in and labelled the Liverpool boss ‘a petulant baby’.
‘I believed Jurgen Klopp was like a petulant baby,’ Agbonlahor informed talkSPORT Breakfast. ‘Didi Hamann gained the Champions League for Liverpool, had a incredible profession, if he cannot speak about Liverpool then who can?’.
Agbonlahor has beforehand labelled Jurgen Klopp a ‘petulant baby’ as their feud continues
And in August, following the radio pundit’s name for Erik ten Hag to give up after Manchester United’s 4-0 humiliation at Brentford, Klopp laid into the previous striker.
The Liverpool supervisor claimed he almost referred to as talksport to complain after listening to Agbonlahor’s criticism as he drove house from coaching final Saturday night.
‘’What he mentioned about United, I used to be near calling in and telling him, “you could have forgotten utterly that you’ve got been a participant”,’ mentioned Klopp.
‘He misplaced in opposition to us 6-0 in my first yr (at Liverpool). I couldn’t keep in mind him as a “mentality monster” on the pitch. It was unbelievable (what he mentioned). If ex-players are going already like this, you possibly can think about how all the pieces else goes.’