Jurgen Klopp reveals reason he 'DOESN'T like' James Maddison, as Liverpool boss reflects on agonisingly missing out on the Premier League title to Man City in 2018-19

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Jurgen Klopp has hilariously revealed he 'doesn't like James Maddison' because of one key reason that he believes cost Liverpool the Premier League title in 2019.

Liverpool and Klopp's long-term managerial rival Man City boss Pep Guardiola were going neck-and-neck for the top-flight crown five-years ago when Vincent Kompany scored arguably the greatest goal of his career to ruin the Reds' hopes.

Kompany stunned the Etihad - and Liverpool - when he scored the winning goal against Leicester with a long-range strike into the top corner to essentially hand Guardiola a second Premier League title.

City went on to beat Liverpool to the league trophy by a single point and Klopp evidently still holds a grudge over Maddison after he failed to stop Kompany getting a shot on goal.

Klopp explained his feelings about Spurs and England star, Maddison, by telling Redmen TV: 'The moment when Vincent Kompany touched the ball there, I am really happy I didn't get a stroke in that moment as that's how it must feel.

Jurgen Klopp has hilariously revealed he 'doesn't like' Tottenham star James Maddison

Jurgen Klopp has hilariously revealed he 'doesn't like' Tottenham star James Maddison

Maddison previously played for Leicester before joining Tottenham at the end of last season

Maddison previously played for Leicester before joining Tottenham at the end of last season

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'I remember exactly how I was lying on the sofa watching and thinking 'Maddison block him, close him down'.

'Since then I don't like Maddison. I was angry with Brendan [Rodgers] that day because he should have taken him off, he was tired.

'Leicester played really good first half, after that they should have scored.

'It's just a personal thing, I have no problem with him, but when I see him it's... and now I saw him again last weekend.'

Jurgen Klopp on the Vincent Kompany goal against Leicester😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/mJkuYbTyRY

— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) May 16, 2024

Vincent Kompany scored a stunning goal from distance against Leicester in 2019 to virtually seal the title for Man City

Vincent Kompany scored a stunning goal from distance against Leicester in 2019 to virtually seal the title for Man City

Klopp revealed he was annoyed at Maddison (right) - who then played for Leicester - for failing to close down Kompany (left)

Klopp revealed he was annoyed at Maddison (right) - who then played for Leicester - for failing to close down Kompany (left)

Maddison continued at Leicester for several years before joining Ange Postecoglou's revolution at Spurs in a £45m transfer at the end of last season.

Klopp recently came face-to-face with Maddison when Liverpool beat Tottenham at the start of May, after Liverpool had crashed out of the title race and leaving Arsenal and Man City to battle it out at the top.

The Liverpool boss will say goodbye to Anfield for the final time on Sunday against Wolves after deciding to leave the club at the end of the season.

Liverpool are expected to announce their new head coach following the conclusion of the season with Feyenoord manager Arne Slot favourite to succeed the German.

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