Klopp describes Parker's sacking after 9-0 defeat as 'unbelievable'
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp considers that Bournemouth's sacked manager Scott Parker is "outstanding" but his team faced tough matches.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Scott Parker's sacking after just four Premier League games was "unbelievable" and Bournemouth's owner Maxim Demin's behavior showed "how important the right owners are."
Parker - who last season guided Bournemouth back to the Premier League - was dismissed on Tuesday days after a 9-0 loss to Liverpool.
However, it may have been more to do with his post-match interview saying his team was "ill-equipped" to cope with the challenges of the Premier League.
Bournemouth's defeat by Liverpool followed heavy losses to two other Premier League teams, a 4-0 loss at champions Manchester City and a 3-0 defeat by leaders Arsenal.
These defeats came after they beat Aston Villa in their opening match.
"Unbelievable," Klopp said ahead of Liverpool's match with Newcastle on Wednesday, adding that "When I heard it I felt this is the moment you realize how important the right owners are."
The German coach explained that owners of Premier League clubs fell into different categories.
"Some countries own clubs and some rules do not let them to do exactly what they want if they could stretch their resources," he said.
"Other clubs have structures, like us and maybe Arsenal. Then there are clubs like Bournemouth," he indicated.
According to Klopp, "Three teams came up: Nottingham Forest is spending, Fulham is spending and I can't remember Bournemouth doing a lot."
"That is difficult if you arrive in the Premier League," Klopp added.
The Liverpool coach considered that Parker's players had faced a nightmarish set of fixtures on their return to the elite.
"I felt for Scott," he said, adding that "It is not that his team is not good enough. Not at all."
Klopp explained that "It is just that, if the first four games include (Manchester) City, Arsenal and Liverpool, it is like a set-up for a new manager if you have nervous owners.
He expressed that "Scott is an outstanding manager and then you get four games like this and the owner says: 'See you later?'
"That is really harsh."