Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is urging fans not to sing his name until after the game, if at all, as he wants to highlight the players.
Liverpool took a convincing 4-1 win over reigning champions Leicester City on Saturday at Anfield. In the 38th minute, with the Reds up 2-0, the fans were singing the German’s name when Leicester got a break and pulled a goal back through Jamie Vardy after a mistake by the Liverpool defense.
“Please don’t sing my name before the game is decided,” Klopp said. “When the Kop started singing it, [Leicester] were alone in front of Simon Mignolet.
“I don’t play. It was the same at Arsenal. It is nice but not necessary. I am really on the side of the players. I am responsible for our bad performances, they are responsible for the good performances.
“That is an easy deal. That is what I expect from us, what we did today.”
Klopp was pleased with the overall performance against the champions, and is hoping that his side can find a level of consistency going forward.
“We knew we had to do the job today and that is what we did,” Klopp said.
“We were strong physically, flexible, quick, creative. We scored wonderful goals and conceded a not-too-wonderful goal and had a few minutes where you saw what can happen in a football game.
“At halftime, I told the boys, ‘This is our challenge’. When we are good, we are really good but when we had some problems, it is not easy.
“This is the challenge for the whole season. We had a minimum 30 to 35 minutes at Arsenal which I didn’t see until then from us in the movements, which were so strong and clear.”