Thomas Sageder, manager of LASK Linz has expressed his annoyance at Jurgen Klopp using a weakened side to play against Toulouse on Thursday night, indicating it was weaker than that which faced the Austrians.
Liverpool lost 3-2 at Toulouse in the Europa League and while they remained top of their group, the French side’s win moved them to second.
The Reds beat LASK Linz 3-1 in September and despite the Austrians beating Union SG on Thursday night, Sageder is not happy that the Liverpool boss played a weakened side in France.
Klopp’s criticism of LASK’s pitch when the two sides faced off earlier in the season in the Europa League did not make him happy as well.
Sageder admitted that he is losing his admiration for the Liverpool manager due to his complaints and tactics.
He stressed that his team will show what they think about Klopp and Liverpool when they visit Anfield later this month.
LASK Linz coach Sageder said on Sky Sport Austria (via Kicker):
“What can I say? I am starting to dislike him.
“Now he’s putting out a squad there and he’s criticising the ground staff here.
“We have the opportunity to show what we think about it there.”
It remains to be seen whether Klopp responds to Sageder’s verbal volleys in the coming weeks, with the Europa League not the most pressing competition on the Liverpool manager’s desk.