A mural of Jurgen Klopp has been vandalised by thugs who graffitied a penis over the Liverpool manager’s image.
The street art depicts Klopp looking to the heavens while touching the Liver bird on his chest and was unveiled on a wall in the Baltic Triangle area of central Liverpool in December 2018.
Crafted by praised graffiti artist Aske – who has also depicted Muhammad Ali, Stephen Hawking and David Bowie in his work – the mural took two days to complete.
It was a major attraction in the trendy Merseyside district but has been spoiled by vandals who graffitied a penis over the work.
The mural is one of many that have popped up across the city in recent years. Another of the Reds boss accompanied by a Liver bird is found further along Jamaica Street.
Elsewhere, Jordan Henderson lifting the Premier League title is depicted on the corner of Anfield Road, while Trent Alexander-Arnold can be seen accompanied with the quote: “I’m just a normal lad from Liverpool whose dream has just come true.”
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Alexander-Arnold succumbed to a calf injury during the 1-1 draw with Manchester City last Sunday and is facing a spell of four weeks on the sidelines.
Klopp was hugely critical of the Premier League’s scheduling after the match, while he has since seen Joe Gomez suffer a serious knee injury while on England duty.
“The Premier League has to change. Sky, BT, you – everyone has to talk to each other,” the German said. “You want good football? Give the boys a few hours more rest.”
Klopp added: “I spoke to the Premier League already and spoke to Pep (Guardiola) before the game about the five substitutions.
“Everyone watching is like: ‘Oh, that’s interesting.’ But we have to change things and help the players.
“We want to play football, it’s great. But playing Wednesday night and then 12:30 on Saturday is a crime and we have to change that.”
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