Joey Barton Has Branded Jürgen Klopp A "Giant German Cheerleader"

The controversial footballer doesn't buy his record on finals

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Jürgen Klopp will undoubtedly be losing sleep at night after loudmouth footballer Joey Barton criticised his skills and lobbed over some strange insults at the German manager.

Barton delivered one of his signature fouls to the trendy boss when speaking on TalkSport this weekend, slagging off his finishing record and career.

"I always worry when I see [Klopp] prancing up and down the touchline. He is like a giant German cheerleader for them, " he said. "To be a top manager, you have got to have more than that. He has got a terrible record in finals."

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He added, "I'm not buying the Klopp aura and that he is this super coach. His career doesn't point that way."

The comments came after Klopp's side failed to beat a resilient Watford, despite coming back from being down twice. With Barcelona target Couintho notably missing after handing in a transfer request, Barton obviously saw an opportunity to stick the knife in.

Joey Barton, the enigma

Though it's worth remembering this is the pantomime villain who said Gary Lineker was an "odious little toad", He also said Justin Bieber looked like, "a shaved little bird with earrings."

Perhaps he's more switched on than we thought?