Jurgen Klopp has reacted to being called a “piece of sh*t” and a “bad trainer” by the agent of Mario Balotelli.
Super agent Mino Raiola, who represents Balotelli, was highly critical of Klopp – hitting out at the German’s treatment of his client after Balotelli sealed a free-transfer move to Nice.
But when asked about Raiola’s animated comments, Klopp, who made the forward train with the Under-23s, was non-plussed.
“We did not isolate him,” Klopp said of the allegations over his attitude towards Balotelli, who never played under the German.
“I’m not interested in things like this,” he added. “It’s a free world, he can say what he wants. There’s no problem.
“It’s part of the business. It’s all good.”
Klopp also admitted he thought his side were “too direct” in the recent draw with Spurs.
“It’s the job to analyse the game to know how we performed.
“We had one of the best 30 minutes against Arsenal I saw until now. It was really good. A deserved win.
“I know it’s difficult but we played a really good game against a team like Burnley, but I would say 15 times we missed the last pass.
“We played against Tottenham a long time really good, we could have won or lost there. I watched again and I thought the draw was a fair result. Our problem was in the second half we were too direct.
“It’s a very young season, we have to develop things. Nobody plays at their best.”