Kieft faces Klopp’s criticism: “Still a self-righteous man”

Wim Kieft may laugh at the criticism of Liverpool head coach Jürgen Klopp, following his recent column in De Telegraaf. The analyst pointed his arrows at Pepijn Lijnders, a Dutch Liverpool assistant, and it went wrong with Klopp.

The German even came back to it this week in an exclusive interview International football† “As I read this, I thought, what is he talking about?” he referred to Kieft’s criticism that Lijnders profiled himself too much. “I really didn’t think it was okay. I don’t usually care what is written about us, but I still wanted to talk about it so we could explain it.”

Klopp’s interview came out on Thursday’s broadcast of the Veronica Conference League. “Does Jürgen Klopp count my columns? Well, not just Klopp. Simeone, Guardiola, Sacchi, too,” said Kieft, who still maintains his position on Lijnders. “It’s horrible, yes. I really think it’s a little self-righteous. Do you know why? Pepijn Linders wants to glorify a little. But Jürgen Klopp has a responsibility and will be judged if things go well and if things go wrong. “It’s nice when you think you’re doing it all together, but he’s coming up with everything. But it’s nice that he’s following me.”

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