Player turned pundit Robbie Savage has apologised for being critical of new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, and suggested that after seeing what he’s done for Liverpool Arsenal will be “gutted” that they missed out on signing him, as reported by the Mirror.
Savage has blasted the German manager in the past, suggesting that he hasn’t adapted to the Premier League the way he should have. There’s been some improvement as of late though, which has prompted the BT pundit to make an apology.
“So apologies for jumping to conclusions, Herr Klopp,” he said.
“And once I’ve had my serving of humble pie, I suspect there will be some big clubs – notably Arsenal – who will be gutted they missed out on your services.”
While many Arsenal fans will agree that Klopp would have been the perfect replacement for an ageing Arsene Wenger, it’s arguably far too soon to say we’re gutted we’ve missed out on him. He hasn’t exactly excelled at Liverpool, and while they are doing decently in the Europa League, ninth in the Premier League isn’t exactly anything to shout about.
A huge section of the fanbase are calling for Wenger to call time on his Arsenal career, so naturally would have loved to see him replaced by Klopp. We really need to make sure we find the right replacement though, and that is going to be tricky.
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We’ve seen the problems that arise when a long-serving manager is replaced by someone ill suited to the role, and nobody wants to see Arsenal crash out of the Champions League the same way Manchester United and Liverpool have done over the years.