Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp hits back at critics
Posted: 15 April 2017 Time: 11:26
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has laughed off suggestions that he is unable to change his tactics when the club's fast, pressing game proves ineffective.
After starting the season as one of the Premier League's top teams, the Anfield club suffered a dramatic loss of form at the beginning of 2017, effectively ruling them out of the running for the title.
In recent weeks, the Reds have once again started to play with confidence and go into Sunday's match at West Brom on a six-match unbeaten run and sit in third place on the table.
Speaking to the media ahead of the match on Friday, Klopp dismissed the notion that his sides have only one way of playing.
"If somebody speaks to me about plan A or plan B, I don't really understand this. It was never the case – actually I lose a bit of respect if people say things like this," the German commented.
"In this season we had a lot of possession and won games against teams like Hull and Leicester. Brilliant football, was not the highest intensity, pressing or whatever. It was football at its best or whatever.
"When you go back and look at my teams with [Borussia] Dortmund in 2012 or 2013 it was not all pressing and counter-pressing, we played football and won games and all that stuff.
"This season [we lost] not because we didn't have a plan B but it was about having difficulties in different games."