Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp compares Leicester sacking Claudio Ranieri to Brexit and Donald Trump

Jurgen Klopp was disappointed but not surprised by Claudio Ranieri's dismissal
Jürgen Klopp has compared Leicester City's decision to part company with title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri to Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.

The Liverpool manager's side will be the first to face the Foxes since Ranieri's dismissal when they travel to the King Power Stadium on Monday night.

Leicester currently sit one point above the relegation zone, having won just one of their last 10 Premier League games.

Ranieri's sacking was announced on Thursday night, just nine months after the Italian overcame odds of 5,000-1 to lead Leicester to their first English top-flight title.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, Klopp added his voice to chorus of those asking why Ranieri was not afforded more time.

“Am I surprised that things like this can happen? No,” he said. “A few strange decisions [in the last year] with Brexit, Trump and Ranieri.”

When asked to comment on the circumstances around Ranieri's dismissal, Klopp said: “I don't know enough. You have to ask Leicester why they have done it. We've to expect the best Leicester City on Monday.”

“Leicester's players will want to show a few things and it's our job not to let them. If we play our best we're difficult to face.”

By kick-off time on Monday, Liverpool will have not played in the previous 16 days, their last outing being the impressive 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.

That win ended Klopp's wait for three Premier League points in 2017. A run of five league games without a win punctured their faint title aspirations, but Klopp believes his side will be back to their best following their break.

“We've been working for the past 15 days on playing our best football,” he said. “Now we have to show it.”

Source: Independent UK

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