Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in his pre-match conference on Friday called former Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson the John Lennon of football.
Klopp was addressing the media ahead of United’s Sunday trip to Anfield, and he was full of praise for the legendary manager.
Comparing Sir Alex to the famous Liverpool musician, he said: “Maybe he is the best ever. The John Lennon of football or something.”
Users on Twitter, as usual, reacted in numbers to the comments. United fans loved them, Liverpool fans not so much.
If Sir Alex Ferguson is the John Lennon of football that would explain the Strawberry nose.
— Paul Biggs (@biggs_p) January 15, 2016
I Imagine after Fergie’s success, Klopp is a Jealous Guy but now he’s ready to Give A Peace A Chance with Van Gaal https://t.co/KD0oRIzA24
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) January 15, 2016
Jurgen Klopp: ‘Sir Alex Ferguson is the John Lennon of football’ Basically accusing Fergie of drug use and domestic violence there.
— Dave P (@davephillips81) January 15, 2016
Liverpool Alex Ferguson Airport. Not sure that’ll catch on.
— Andrew Thomas (@andi_thomas) January 15, 2016
If any other #LFC manager had called Alex Ferguson ‘the John Lennon of football’ there would have been uproar, I reckon. Weird thing to say.
— And Could He Play (@andcouldheplay7) January 15, 2016
Klopp: Sir Alex Ferguson is the “John Lennon of football”, which managers make up the rest of Fergie’s Fab Four? pic.twitter.com/c9EvGYsKMD
— William Hill Betting (@WillHillBet) January 15, 2016
Jurgen Klopp’s pronouncement that Sir Alex Ferguson’s is “the John Lennon of football” begs thousands of comparisons. Who is the McCartney?
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) January 15, 2016
— Jordan Chamberlain (@Jordan_AC90) January 15, 2016
— Mike (@strongbowholic) January 15, 2016
Klopp calls Fergie the John Lennon of football. Is there anything about Jurgen that’s not to be loved?
— Tom Duthie (@tomduth) January 15, 2016
@DaveOCKOP John lennon’s spinning in his grave right now!
— LFCCracker (@lfccracker) January 15, 2016
— The Sun – Liverpool (@SunLiverpool) January 15, 2016
— David Walby (@off_the_wall_b) January 15, 2016
— franklin jones (@franklinandjon2) January 15, 2016
— caitriona staunton (@caitrionastaun1) January 15, 2016
If Alex Ferguson is the John Lennon of football, presumably that makes Louis van Gaal the Duncan from Blue? #bbcsportsday
— Stuart McFeat (@mcstuio) January 15, 2016
Jurgen Klopp on Sir Alex Ferguson: “Maybe he’s the greatest ever, the John Lennon of football.” pic.twitter.com/5s1z8mCmHO
— ⚽Sam⚽ (@MelbourneMUFC) January 15, 2016
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