Jurgen Klopp reacts to Arsenal’s decision to sack Unai Emery and appoint Freddie Ljungberg

first_img Comment Jurgen Klopp insisted he was shocked by Arsenal’s decision to sack Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has expressed his shock at Arsenal’s decision to sack Unai Emery and place Freddie Ljungberg in temporary charge.Emery was given his marching orders on Friday morning, less than 24 hours after a humiliating home defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt which was played out in front of a half empty Emirates Stadium.Arsenal are currently eight points adrift of the top four and have won just once in their last nine matches in all competitions, a run which included the astonishing penalty shootout defeat against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup, having twice led by two goals in a match which finished 5-5.AdvertisementAdvertisementReacting to the news, Klopp said: ‘I was surprised, I got up this morning and saw the news.ADVERTISEMENT‘What can I say? That’s how the football world is, I have no inside info, have no clue what exactly happened there. Jurgen Klopp reacts to Arsenal’s decision to sack Unai Emery and appoint Freddie Ljungberg Advertisement Klopp Liverpool vs. Brighton preview press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 17:27FullscreenKlopp Liverpool vs. Brighton preview press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/klopp-liverpool-vs-brighton-preview-press-conference-2059902/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Obviously the board decided they were not happy with the results, the performances.‘In the end they have to make decisions, it’s our life. That’s what happens the moment you sign a contract.‘We have to make the best of the situation at a club, when people think it’s not the best that’s a possible solution.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Obviously it happened to Unai. I wish him all the best, he’s an outstanding manager, he showed that in so many different countries and different leagues.‘He will be fine in the future, I’m sure he had big ambitions for Arsenal and it didn’t work out. Now Arsenal have to find a solution.‘Freddie has taken the job now interim wise, that’s how it is, there are coaches out there, younger, maybe less experienced but that doesn’t mean a lot. Maybe he can take that chance.’Who should be Unai Emery’s permanent replacement at Arsenal?Freddie Ljungberg0%Mauricio Pochettino0%Mikel Arteta0%Carlo Ancelotti0%Nuno Espirito Santo0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Granit Xhaka accused of lying to Arsenal boss Unai Emery about injuryMORE: Granit Xhaka accused of lying to Arsenal boss Unai Emery about injury Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 Nov 2019 2:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link93Shares Advertisementlast_img