Chris Wilder appears to have had another dig at Jurgen Klopp as the feud between the Sheffield United and Liverpool managers continues.
Klopp called Wilder “selfish” towards the end of last month. The German wanted the number of substitutions allowed during a Premier League game to be increased to five – as it was post-lockdown last season.
Yet Wilder was one of those who voted against it and the total remains at three.
The Blades boss responded to Klopp and even West Bromwich Albion’s Slaven Bilic got involved in the debate.
But things weren’t done.
When the UK came out of a second national lockdown and into tiered restrictions, it meant some clubs could welcome fans back and others couldn’t.
Liverpool is in tier two, so up to 2,000 supporters can attend at Anfield. Sheffield is in tier three, so games at Bramall Lane remain behind closed doors.
Wilder was understandably upset about this and said so. It led to Klopp bringing up his opponent to the press once again.
Wilder has another dig at Liverpool boss Klopp
Ahead of his team facing Southampton on Sunday, Wilder once again fanned the flames with Klopp.
“As you’ve heard recently in the national press – I am selfish about Sheffield United and I want out club to do well,” the 53-year-old told BBC Radio Sheffield.
This wasn’t a random outburst from Wilder. It was in response to a question about Saints striker Che Adams.
Adams is a former Blade and left the South Yorkshire club for Birmingham City in the summer of 2016 shortly after Wilder took charge.
The United manager was asked if he liked seeing how well the 24-year-old has done since.
It was a question he didn’t appreciate and called out the interviewer.
“They leave our football club for a reason and we shake hands and then we deal with our players at the football club,” Wilder continued.
It almost seems a shame the Blades have already played Liverpool. As Wilder as clearly riled Klopp and could use that to his advantage.
As it was, despite a good showing at Anfield his team lost 2-1 to the Reds in October.