Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits England manager Gareth Southgate was inclined to select Adam Lallana for recent international matches.
“I don’t blame anybody for this, especially not Gareth Southgate – I like him, we’ve had a few meetings,” said the 49-year-old specialist.
“As a manager I respect it’s absolutely his decision to pick him. The media put him under huge pressure to pick the best line-up. If he had left Lallana out against Germany – the press would have asked ‘do you want to win?'”