‘Unforgiveable, Jurgen’ – Liverpool fans hammer Klopp for Gakpo decision

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • 25 Feb 2023 21:47 GMT
  • 5 min read
Jurgen Klopp, Cody Gakpo, Liverpool, 2022/23

Liverpool supporters turned on manager Jurgen Klopp for a big decision that the manager made during Saturday’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

The game was poised at 0-0 with five minutes remaining when the Reds boss elected to replace winger Cody Gakpo with defensive midfielder Stefan Bajcetic.

With the Anfield club needing a goal to continue their push for a Champions League spot next season, it was an unusual call to see Klopp withdraw a forward in the circumstances, but Netherlands international Gakpo had been their most dangerous attacker throughout.

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Indeed, minutes earlier he had gone clear on goal but clipped an effort just wide.

Reds fans were particularly baffled as to why Jordan Henderson remained on the field after another pedestrian match from the veteran midfielder.

They took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with the call as they ultimately dropped two precious points in the Champions League race.

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What did Liverpool fans say about Klopp's decision?

Following a 5-2 loss at home against Real Madrid in the Champions League earlier in the week, the pressure is once again starting to ramp up on Klopp, whose side are widely considered to have underperformed this season.