Journalist Melissa Reddy rips into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who is comparing his record to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants more time at Old Trafford and is pointing to Jurgen Klopp and his start at Liverpool as comparison. Melissa Reddy is having none of it.
Reddy was a LFC beat reporter for Goal.com before moving to ESPN and is now the Senior Football Correspondent for The Independent. Her journalistic rise has matched the ascension of Liverpool and she knows Klopp well.
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She made her response in a thread on Twitter to Solskjaer’s assertions that Klopp took four years to build his side and they are only now reaping the benefits.
Specifically she calls out that Klopp had two finals appearances in his first few months in charge – a clear sign of progress. She states:
First few months brought a recognisable playing style and two finals. First full season: Champions League spot. Then back-to-back UCL finals, winning in Madrid. 97-point season, Super Cup, Club World Cup, now 67 points from 69. This isn’t a product of just blindly giving time
She finishes the thread by labelling the Norwegian ‘an out-of-depth manager’ before accurately stating:
Time alone is not going to fix the above. And especially not time given to the wrong man (albeit a nice one with good intentions) under the wrong structure.
There is no comparison between the managers. From the style of play, to recruitment, to how the managers present themselves in the media. Klopp is leagues ahead of Solskjaer and every Liverpool fan is hoping the Man Utd believe four more years is exactly what their manager needs. Because he will tank them even further.
Liverpool turned Manchester United over 2-0 last weekend to consolidate their lead at the top of the Premier League and are currently 33 points ahead of them with a game in hand. Levels.