Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hit back at former Manchester United and England defender, Gary Neville, following his recent criticism of the Merseyside club.
Liverpool came under criticism from Neville following their disappointing 2-2 home draw with struggling West Ham.
Summer signing, Loris Karius, who has replaced Simon Mignolet as Liverpool's number goalkeeper, was at the receiving end of most the criticisms which Klopp took exception to.
"My job is to protect the players as much as we can, but I can’t do that when they’re on the pitch," Klopp said in his press conference ahead of Liverpool's league game away to Middlesbrough.
"I’m not surprised about it. In my first press conference, I spoke about English media, and the pundits. The former players forgot completely how it felt when they get criticised."
The former Borussia Dortmund manager reminded Neville of his disastrous spell as coach of Valencia.
"He (Gary) showed he struggled with the job to judge players so why do we let him talk about players on television?
"I don't listen to them. I am pretty sure Carra (Jamie Carragher) doesn't speak too positive about Manchester United players.
"Obviously, the Neville brothers don't like Liverpool, I have no problem and if they can cause bigger problems than we have already, they have tried. By the way, you can tell him I am not on Twitter, so if he wants to tell me something Twitter doesn't help."
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