Liverpool have endured one of the meekest Premier League title defences in history during the 2020/21 season, surrendering the crown to a relentless and practically unchallenged Manchester City side.
And Klopp believes that no club in the league could have coped with the number of injury issues his side have faced – not even the newly-crowned champions.
“It is how I said before this year, with the amount of injuries we have had, it was not the year to become champions. No chance. For nobody,” the German told reporters at his pre-match presser (via the Evening Standard).
“As good as they are, if City have their three centre-halves out, no, they don’t win the league.
These Klopp’s claim has prompt plenty of Sky Blues to react on social media, with many appearing baffled by the liverpool Manager’s comments.
He’s right tho? By people saying he’s making excuses they are also saying that we’d win the league with garcia and Ake as our cbs.— TJ (@mcfctj_) May 21, 2021
He’s spot on no one wins the league with 3 Cbs out— ً (@mcijeff) May 21, 2021
He’s not wrong tho, look at us without Laporte last year— Jamesmcr10 (@Jamesmcfc101) May 21, 2021
He’s kind of got a point. No way we win the league with Garcia and Ake at the back given how many goals we’ve conceded with those 2 playing together— Ryan.🇧🇷 (@FavelaFIair) May 22, 2021
He’s not wrong tbf, look at what Laporte’s injury alone did— 🇧🇼NV🇧🇼 (@nvmcfc9320) May 21, 2021
We did 81 point last season with Otamendi and Fernandinho. We couldve done 81 points again with Ake and Fernandinho— 🏆 (@MarkianMCFC) May 22, 2021
He’s not wrong tbh. Yes he makes up excuses all the time, but think about it last season we lost Laporte and we struggled imagine losing Otamendi and Stones as well, we would’ve been left with Fernandinho and Garcia at CB. We would’ve struggled as well.— Excelsior (@Excelsiormcfc) May 21, 2021