“I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.”
That – of course – was the line (quote courtesy of IMDb) that immortalised Liam Neeson during his incredible portrayal of retired CIA operative Bryan Mills in the 2008 film Taken.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp delivered a message slightl similar to Neeson’s epic monologue during Wednesday’s press conference.
Klopp was discussing the injury of midfielder Jordan Rossiter, who returned from international duty with a damaged hamstring after playing three games in five days for England’s Under-19s.
Clearly angry with the situation, Klopp, who was speaking to the media ahead of his first Liverpool match at Anfield, was quoted by The Express as saying: “Rossiter is a special story.
“I have never heard that a player that young plays three games in five days.
“That was the problem why he got injured. Now he is injured and we have to wait for him. I don’t think he is ready to play until after the next international break.
“I don’t know who I have to speak to about this, but I will find a way of talking to someone. It is not ok. Three matches and five days is the reason why he is now injured.”
Liverpool host Rubin Kazan in the Europa League on Thursday evening. The Reds will begin the game as strong favourites against a side who are currently 12th in Russia’s Premier League, having lost eight of their opening 12 domestic matches this season.
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