Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp throws another strop after facing Steven Gerrard questions

Klopp delivers team news for Liverpool's match with Arsenal

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp once again struck back at journalists after facing a question on Steven Gerrard’s potential future as Reds manager. The German was similarly spiky after Liverpool lost to West Ham in their last Premier League outing, with a number of key decisions falling against them. 

It has been a tough international break for Klopp and Liverpool, with first-team stars coming down with injury after injury. 

Andy Robertson and Divock Origi were just two stars to go down on international duty, contributing to a bulging injury list before their tie with Arsenal. 

After falling to defeat at the London Stadium last time out, Klopp will be keen to revert back to winning ways and keep pace with Chelsea. 

Injuries are not his only difficulty though, with Gerrard’s appointment as Aston Villa boss prompting questions about how that could affect Klopp’s prospective future at Anfield. 

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During Friday’s press conference, the Liverpool boss was asked about the former Reds captain’s comments which stated he would be happy if Klopp signed a lifetime contract. 

“Wow! I thought Stevie’s press conference was incredibly good,” he said.

“And now you turn around and make up this question?

“I don’t have to think about these kind of things at the moment, thank god, because we are in the middle of this season. 

“I really think I have spoken often enough. No other manager gets asked this often about things that may happen in two-and-a-half years, or three years, or four years. 

“I don’t want to think about it now, so it’s all fine how it is, and it’s over when it’s over.”

This was Klopp’s second rant in the past couple of weeks after lashing out at a journalist for posing questions about refereeing decisions during Liverpool’s West Ham defeat. 

On that day, the German was in no mood to provide an opinion, capped off with the notable line: “I’m not your puppy!”

Klopp’s current deal expires in 2024, although he has dropped several hints that he will not extend thereafter. 

In light of Gerrard’s solid managerial education in Scotland and subsequent move to Villa, speculation is sure to intensify if the former midfielder catapults the West Midlands side up the table and beyond. 

Even if a change of hands does take place years down the line, it is sure to be friendly by nature. 

On Thursday, Gerrard revealed a private text message sent by Klopp which said that he could not wait to see him when the sides face off in December. 

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