Bitter Klopp loses it at reporter saying "Im not your puppy" after Reds loss

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp lost it at a reporter while he was being interviewed after his club's defeat to West Ham United on Sunday.

The German told BBC Radio 5 Live reporter "I'm not your puppy" following the Reds' first defeat of the season as they were leapfrogged by the Hammers in the Premier League table.

This is not the first time that Klopp has hit back at a reporter, having previously snapped at journalists after Liverpool matches in the past.

In this instance, he took exception with being questioned about the decisions of referee Craig Pawson during the match.

Speaking to Rob Nothman, Klopp firstly said: “It (Liverpool's unbeaten run coming to an end) is the least of my problems. That always happens. However long a run is, it will come to an end.

“There are a couple of things that happened during the game that are difficult to take. But that's how football is.

“If you don't take your chances you're sometimes leaving things up to referee decisions.”

Nothman then asked Klopp which decisions he was particularly unhappy with, to which the German added: “It’s really interesting you ask that.

“I'm not sure I want to answer the question if you don't know the situation I'm talking about.

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“Do you not think that was the case [Alisson was fouled for the first goal]? Is your job not to have an opinion? Okay that's nice.

“I saw it back. Alisson wants to go to the ball and I think Ogbonna hits Alisson's arm which is what deflects the ball into the goal.

“There are countries where they would say that's a foul and I think the goalkeeper must get some help, otherwise in these situations players will run into the goalkeeper because he has to make sure he gets the ball. But he has no chance because if he pushes them away then it's a penalty.

“There was another situation with Aaron Cresswell on Jordan Henderson that could have been a different decision as well.”

Klopp was then asked whether he felt Cresswell should have been dismissed for the tackle and he snarled back at Nothman, saying: “My god. I’m not your puppy. Hopefully, you have an opinion yourself. All good.”

Sunday's defeat was Liverpool's first of the season in any competition and sees them drop below the Hammers and into fourth place.

They are two points clear of Arsenal in fifth but are now four points behind current league leaders Chelsea.

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