Published: Mon, August 07, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

'PLAY F***ING FOOTBALL' Microphones catch Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp screaming at players

'PLAY F***ING FOOTBALL' Microphones catch Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp screaming at players

Pitchside microphones picked up Klopp shouting: "August is too late to be playing like this".

Liverpool ended their pre-season campaign with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in Dublin.

My view on the Coutinho to Barcelona speculation has always been that he will stay at Liverpool for the 2017/18 season but I do think that come the summer of 2018, Coutinho will no longer wear red. Ryan Kent, I've known him for one-and-a-half years and last year he developed unbelievably well and this pre-season is completely different to last pre-season, he's completely showed up now. Performance-wise, most of the time good or even better.

The Liverpool boss, going into his second full season with the Anfield side, has led his team through a flawless pre-season, picking up a bunch of wins ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

On front of a passionate support of Irish fans, Jurgen Klopp played a strong team despite the absences of Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson.

'Last year he developed unbelievably and this preseason is completely different to last pre-season. You could see in the second half that we had a very young side and struggled a little bit in the beginning, but then opened our chest and played.

Coutinho had earlier played the role of provider for new signing Mohamed Salah, dinking the ball on to the Egyptian's head to cancel out Islam Slimani's 12th-minute nodded opener. It's all about others clubs.

Barcelona also know they will have a real battle on their hands if they want to pursue the Reds star, who Liverpool have insisted is not for sale.

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