Loads of Liverpool fans have slammed former Everton and Bolton manager Sam Allardyce after he described Jurgen Klopp’s side as a “long ball” team.
The 65-year-old consistently came under fire for his negative tactics and his direct style of play during his time in management, but the ex-England boss insists that the Merseyside club are playing similarly. This led to his dismissal from Goodison Park after just six months as the Gwladys Street faithful failed to warm to his tactical approach.
Allardyce told the Daily Mail that more should be made on the way that the European champions are playing this season, adding that the likes of Martin Tyler would never mention it during a broadcast as it would be “frowned upon”. Supporters were furious and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan described him as a “numpty” and added that he will never get another job, while another labelled him as a “clown”.
Check out some of the best Twitter responses from Liverpool fans down below…
What a numpty the long ball he’s talking about as plays is when you have a 6”6 forward going to knock it down to the smaller attacker at best or to win the second ball hopefully. Ours is a change of direction of play direct to feet.Will never get another job .
— Steve wick (@stelin34) February 6, 2020
It’s called switching play, the reason Alladyce doesn’t have a job is he doesn’t know the difference between this and lumping it up towards Kevin Davis and hoping something happens
— martin brothers (@brothers1980) February 6, 2020
I would call that a switch of play, not a long ball!! 🙄
— Jorden Bird (@J_BirdsEyeView) February 6, 2020
They are differences between long passes and lunching a ball in hope it gets to anyone of your mates.
— Adult Gambino🇳🇬 (@Jreal_dikach) February 6, 2020
Long ball is playing a target man and winning 50/50s and second balls. What a clown 🤣 https://t.co/C9dL1xv5ub
— George (@GeorgeCarlile_) February 6, 2020
Long ball play is hit and hope for the best which isn’t what this is https://t.co/ndkOblDrX2
— Jack Saddington (@JackSaddo) February 6, 2020
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