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Dunphy Brands Klopp 'A Total Eejit' In Latest Swipe Against Liverpool Manager

Dunphy Brands Klopp 'A Total Eejit' In Latest Swipe Against Liverpool Manager

Self confessed Liverpool fan Eamon Dunphy branded Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp 'a total eejit' in the run up to the Reds' exhilarating 3-3 with top four hopefuls Arsenal.

Speaking on RTÉ 2FM's Game On, Dunphy criticised the German's transfers as well as the overall policy on signings players at the club.

I mean, he bought Oxlade-Chamberlain. Who in their right mind would spend £35m on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain? He is a footballer who doesn’t have a position. If you asked where is his best position, you wouldn’t be able to answer.

Granted Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn't exactly hit the ground running but the England midfielder has shown glimpses of potential. Dunphy also bemoaned Liverpool's goalkeeping situation arguing that they should've gone in for Everton's Jordan Pickford during the summer:

They need a goalkeeper and this wonderful kid at Sunderland Jordan Pickford was sold to Everton to £30m. Why did Liverpool not go and buy him? It was crazy.

I think we all know now that there is a guy called Michael Edwards who runs the show at Liverpool and he only consults Klopp on players. They are doomed, he will be fired out of there.

Liverpool surrendered a two goal lead last night with errors from youngster Joe Gomez and the beleaguered  Simon Mignolet letting the Gunners back into the game, which do lend Dunphy's comments some credence.

In his post match press conference Klopp blamed the goals on individual mistakes rather than his team's defence on the whole but he surely must be reaching his wit's end with some of the defenders at his disposal.

Mignolet now has 19 errors which have led to goals in his 243 Premier League appearances. To give you some context Petr Cech has 21 in 421 appearances.

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Liverpool's defence has become a running joke in the past couple of seasons and it will be interesting if Klopp will eventually cave into the pressure and opt to strengthen in the January transfer window. But with rumours that Man City are set to make a move for longstanding target Virgil Van Djik and quality Premier League centre backs thin on the ground, it remains a very tricky window in which to do business.

Eoin Lyons

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