Punters in the Transfer Tavern are having to stop their sides from splitting following a rather incredible comparison from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
Leicester City controversially sacked Claudio Ranieri last night, just a matter of months after guiding the Foxes to a shock Premier League title and just one day after his side claimed an all-important away goal against Sevilla in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Inevitably, the move has split opinion, with Leicester legend and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker describing it as ‘unforgivable and inexplicable’.
After all that Claudio Ranieri has done for Leicester City, to sack him now is inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchingly sad.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 23, 2017
It’s become the dominant story in the Premier League today and everybody’s had their say, including Liverpool gaffer Jurgen Klopp – who is known for his quick wit and comedic demeanour.
As covered by journalist James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo, when asked about Ranieri’s abrupt departure, the Anfield boss replied…
Klopp on Ranieri: “Am I surprised that things like this can happen? No. A few strange decisions with Brexit, Trump and Ranieri.” #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) February 24, 2017
That’s right, he’s put Ranieri’s dismissal in the same category as Donald Trump and Brexit!
Needless to say, Klopp’s comments have the Transfer Tavern’s patrons in stitches, and they’ve also created quite the stir on social media. In fact, fans on Twitter are having an absolute field day.
Jurgen Klopp just lumped Ranieri in with Brexit and Trump. Marvellous.
— Steve Harris (@steveh247) February 24, 2017
Big fan of Klopp hating Trump and Brexit.
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) February 24, 2017
Klopp mentioned Trump. That is all.
— KevMaxi (@FussballKevMaxi) February 24, 2017
Love Klopp comparing Raneri sacking to Trump cue a tweet from Donald later ‘I know football, I would have won the league by now, SAD!’
— Oli Kilroe (@OLILFC11) February 24, 2017
Klopp’s just compared Ranieri’s sacking to Brexit & Trump. I love him so much.
— Adam Smith (@Adam_Smith_82) February 24, 2017
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