Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp harsh, disrespectful to Sunderland, David Moyes

Jurgen Klopp was both harsh and disrespectful to Sunderland and David Moyes.

Monday, 28th November 2016, 7:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 5:34 pm
John O'Shea puts in a challenge on Liverpool supersub Divock Origi. Picture by FRANK REID

That was the view of Premier League winner Phil Neville who felt the Liverpool boss was unfair in his criticism of the Black Cats who defended deep and bravely at Anfield on Saturday.

Klopp described Sunderland as the "most defensive team" he had ever played after witnessing his side take until the 75th minute to break the away side down.

Sub Divock Origi put Liverpool in front before James Milner beat Jordan Pickford from the penalty spot to seal the 2-0 victory which sent the Black Cats back to the bottom of the Premier League.

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But Match of the Day pundit Neville believed Moyes got his tactics right at the title chasers: "I think it was a bit harsh.

"For a team like Sunderland to go to Anfield and play wide expansive football, play out from the back?

"Watford went there a couple of weeks ago and were 3-0 down after 20 minutes so I think he was being a little disrespectful to Sunderland."