'Jurgen Klopp almost fought Liverpool star'


A former Liverpool star has revealed Jurgen Klopp nearly got involved in a fight with one of his Reds stars during the early part of his reign.

Klopp has been quite a colourful character since his arrival in England five years ago, but there hasn't been reports of major falling outs with players.

However, Ragnar Klavan recently detailed incident that led to Klopp and James Milner nearly coming to blows after a game.

"The biggest pressure was around Christmas and at the beginning of January. One time, I don't remember who we played against. Maybe it was against Sunderland away," he told the Betsafe Eesti Podcast.

"Klopp and James Milner almost started a physical fight. It was the period when there was Boxing Day in England and they almost started fighting but eventually Milner stepped back.

"We saw from his eyes that Klopp would have gone all the way just to prove his point. It was the most stressful time for him as well. He was under a lot of pressure.

"It was my first and Klopp's second year. What are you going to do? You're supposed to be a good coach. You are Jurgen Klopp who will make superstars of all players. The pressure started getting to him.

"It's not supposed to be easy, but if you don't deliver against a team like Sunderland, then you can forget about the places you had hoped for."

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