Allardyce's 'soft German' comments no problem for Klopp

After Sam Allardyce labelled him a "soft German", Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the Sunderland manager's comments are "not a problem". Klopp took exception to a challenge from Jeremain Lens on Mamadou Sakho late in Liverpool's 1-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light - feeling the challenge warranted more than a yellow card.

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Jurgen Klopp and Sam Allardyce

After Sam Allardyce labelled him a "soft German", Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the Sunderland manager's comments are "not a problem".

Klopp took exception to a challenge from Jeremain Lens on Mamadou Sakho late in Liverpool's 1-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light - feeling the challenge warranted more than a yellow card.

Allardyce felt a caution was appropriate and called Klopp a "soft German" before accusing the Liverpool boss of swearing at his staff on the touchline.

However, Klopp told reporters on Thursday: "It is not a problem. A lot of people have said worse things about me.

"If you watch the incident again, it's not too wrong but Mama is still alive and everything is okay. I have no arguments with the Sunderland bench and I have nothing else to say."

Klopp's men face West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday - a club the German was approached by during the close-season following his departure from Borussia Dortmund.

"In the summer, I was not available," he continued. "I'm not sure I should say too much about this. I'm lucky I had a lot of interest, West Ham is a good club but it was the wrong time, like all the clubs who approached me.

"Everything is okay. The Hammers, maybe that is more my second name than soft."