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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said he almost rang a UK radio station to defend rivals Manchester United from fierce criticism.

United have endured a miserable start to the English Premier League season and sit bottom of the table following defeats to Brighton and Brentford.

After the 4-0 loss at Brentford, former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor slammed United on talkSPORT and Klopp hit back at the pundit’s comments.

Klopp told a news conference on Friday:

It was not a nice week for United after Brentford. We forget how good Brentford are. I watched the first half and then drove home and listened on the radio to talkSPORT.

Gabby Agbonlahor — he lost against us 6-0 in my first year and I couldn’t remember him as a mentality monster on the pitch but what he said about United on that show…I was close to calling in and telling him you forgot completely you have been a player.

If ex players go already like this then you can imagine how everything else is going. You just have to ask yourself how you would want to react in a situation like this. They will want to fight back, that’s completely normal and it’s what we expect.

By Amara

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