Wayne Rooney says sorry for late night drinking rendezvous
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has come out in strong support of Wayne Rooney after the Manchester United striker was seen at a wedding party where apparently he along with some other stars and some legends of the past “drank like devils”. However, Rooney apologised after images emerged of him on international duty looking worse for wear having dropped in on a wedding party over the weekend .
The incident seemingly angered the Football Association who announced they would be reviewing what players are allowed to do in their free time, while Sky Sports reported United manager Jose Mourinho was furious that the forward had been with members of England’s backroom staff into the early hours.
“I feel sorry for the players,” Klopp told reporters. We live on the sunny side of life and all this stuff but in the end, maybe it is a surprise, there is a human being behind the kid.
“This generation is the most professional generation of footballers – not only in England – we have ever had. All the legends you admire drank like devils and smoked like crazy and were still good players. Nobody does that anymore. I’ve no idea where Wayne was but I’m pretty sure it was not that serious.”
The Liverpool boss is preparing his Premier League leaders for Saturday’s trip to Southampton, but will have to play a waiting game over the fitness of Adam Lallana. Lallana’s form this season has been superb with the midfielder having at last found his feet at the club after a mixed start at Anfield following a 25 million-pound ($31.19 million) move from Southampton in 2014.