“That’s how you rest players,” Klopp says to “Mr. Deschamps”.

Konate’s management at the origin of the Liverpool coach’s criticism of the French coach

Liverpool hosted and thrashed (5-1) Toulouse, this Thursday, for the Europa League, but did so without Ibrahima Konaté in the axis of defense, a situation that led to a criticism from Jurgen Klopp, coach of the Reds, to Didier Deschamps, coach of France.

“He hasn’t been called up, he’s had a lot of injuries and Didier Deschamps used him in 90 and 87 minutes in the two national team games. That is why we have given him rest today. I could have played, but I’m counting on him on Sunday. So, Mr Deschamps, that’s how you rest your players, not take them off with three minutes to go,” explained the German, enthused by the convincing victory over the French.

“The game could have been difficult, but we were almost always in control. Nobody was injured, it was a perfect night, we have a lot of youngsters of great quality.”

Diogo Jota scores in Liverpool's win over Toulouse

Diogo Jota scores in Liverpool’s win over Toulouse

Striker Portuguese paved the way for the Reds on matchday three of the Europa League