Attacking the bus
Jurgen Klopp has hit out at the fans who threw objects at Manchester City’s bus before their game at Anfield, and noted he was fuming and that it may have spoiled it for everyone else, with a welcome like that now in doubt for other sides coming to the club.
The Express report Klopp said: “I have to apologise once again for what happened before the game.
“You go through the crowd in your own bus and it feels fantastic, the support and the passion and then the first thing I heard when we got off was that they had smashed City’s bus.
“It kills everything in that moment. Because of a few idiots it may never happen again.
“The medical staff of Manchester City doing what they did after the game was outstanding.
“The atmosphere during the game was the best I’ve experienced but things outside the ground changed my view. It was not like it should have been.”
Klopp was also asked about the future of Mo Salah, who he admitted was still an injury doubt for the game, and someone who could feature – but that with 24 hours to go, he wasn’t making any promises.
Given the Champions League semi-final second leg coming up, Klopp may well decide to keep the player on the bench or out of the squad so he is able to recover and be able to play against Manchester City at the Etihad on Tuesday night.
He said: “We have tried everything to make him available.
“24 hours to go so let’s see.
I cannot make Mo available because it is the derby.
“You cannot push a player through a game.
“None of our supporters would want that.
“If he is a doubt, and not 100 percent, he will not be involved.
“I would not risk any player, not just Mo, it would be the same situation.”