‘Is Jurgen Klopp becoming infected by the disease of arrogance?’

Jurgen Klopp will be spending most of this international break with a beaming smile across his face.

His Liverpool side sit atop the Premier League table with eight straight wins to their names, eight points clear of Manchester City.

It’s the first time a team has amassed such an advantage at the top of the table in the Premier League era.

Could it finally be Liverpool’s year? It could well be.

Saturday’s 2-1 win over Brendan Rodgers’ impressive Leicester side may prove to be a pivotal moment in the Reds’ season.

James Milner scored an injury-time penalty to seal a priceless three points following James Maddison’s late equaliser.

After the game, Klopp was unexpectedly fiery in his post-match interview as he slammed Hamza Choudhury for a reckless tackle on Mohamed Salah.

However, former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan was far from happy with Klopp’s outburst, questioning whether the German has become arrogant in his approach to the media.

Jordan said on talkSPORT: “Is he becoming infected by the disease of arrogance?

“I’ve noticed a slight change in Jurgen Klopp, in the language and robustness of his position. I thought his post-match interview was very brusque and irritable – and I know that journalists can drive you mad with ridiculous questions – in his explanation of Salah and what happened to him.

“I didn’t see him complain about what Trent Alexander-Arnold had done to molest a player by dragging his studs down the back of his Achilles.

“He was very aggressive and on the front foot about what happened to Salah.”

Alexander-Arnold was lucky to escape a red card for his stamp on Youri Tielemans, with the incident even reviewed by VAR.

However, is a manager ignoring the reckless actions of his own players and focusing on them as the victims anything we haven’t seen before? Absolutely not.

Klopp’s personality may have altered slightly in the past 12 months, but to label him as arrogant due to his post-Leicester interview seems a tad strange.

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