A thrilling game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool ended in a 2-2 stalemate. The end to end affair was unfortunately mired in controversy due to some questionable refereeing decisions.
If there’s one person who always lets his displeasure be known it’s Jurgen Klopp.
Throughout the game, the German manager confronted the officials not once but twice, he even received a booking for expressing dissent on the touchline.
It was evident that Klopp was in a foul mood with his annoyance only increasing after the full-time whistle.
After a post-match interview in which he suggested that referee Paul Tierney might have it in for him, Klopp proceeded to the Spurs Media room for his post-match press conference.
And his agitation further amplified, this time, however, due to non-footballing reasons.
😬 Jurgen Klopp wasn't happy that there was no hand sanitiser in the @SpursOfficial press conference room… pic.twitter.com/SwbwHU24e5— SPORF (@Sporf) December 20, 2021
After taking a seat, Klopp quickly pointed out the absence of a hand sanitiser, he said, “I really think in this room there should be hand sanitiser.”
“I honestly think that would be good. You know, you had around about 13 cases or whatever. I have to touch a chair.”
His comments received mixed reactions from fans on social media, mostly due to their nitpicky nature of them.
Perhaps Klopp’s irritation due to the many decisions that went against his side took hold of him, leading to the German complaining about sanitiser.
Users on Twitter quickly retorted and pointed out that hand sanitiser was indeed present and in fact was right by the door, and Klopp simply missed it.
In fairness to #THFC, there IS hand sanitiser right by the door on the way in. #Klopp must have missed it… #LFC #TOTLIV— Paul Brown (@pbsportswriter) December 19, 2021
We did a spurs stadium tour with my children the day before the match. There is sanitiser everywhere in that press room! Klopp should open his eyes a bit more and used the sanitiser that was literally on your left as you entered every single room.— Becky Balcombe (@MrsBalcs) December 21, 2021
It’s mad that they’re still talking about it. Don’t get me started with klopp moaning about the sanitiser which he walked past on his way into the room. A room which was used as a hospital consultation and scanning room during the lockdown.— SpursLloyd (@Spurs_Lloyd) December 21, 2021
The German manager is generally known for complaining about a wide array of things, especially after a bad result.
Klopp questioned why Tottenham did not have hand sanitiser … loves any excuse remember when he said it was too windy at goodison what a melt— EFC bluess (@EfcBluess) December 20, 2021
Furthering that reputation, these remarks led to some brutal replies by users on Social media.
Klopp is the biggest Karen i’ve ever seen. One interview without complaining, all i want https://t.co/F4dVcemHqg— GE ✍️ (@GegenpressEra) December 20, 2021
Twitterati reminded Klopp of a bit of negligence on his part as well, after all the German didn’t wear a mask or take any precautions himself.
Could’ve worn a mask. Could’ve worn gloves. Could’ve brought his own sanitiser. But no, Jurgen Klopp decided to continue being the odious man he is.— Adam Clift (@clifty04) December 20, 2021
He’s fine when things go his way isn’t he? (Like they did in their last couple of games). https://t.co/okelvZLqgy
This is absolutely pathetic now 😂 This guy is an utter embarassment. Hand sanitiser is the next thing he’s complained about haha. Had no problem hugging Conte after the game. I’ve never seen someone cry so much when decisions dont go their way 😭 proper weirdo behaviour.#Klopp https://t.co/mxrUyA36UA— Choffspurs 🇮🇹 (@Choffspurss) December 20, 2021