LFC Confidential – Airing Dirty Laundry…


By KeithSA – https://disqus.com/by/KeithSA


After successfully being rehabilitated and discharged by my psychiatrist after all the abuse I received from my last effort at putting pen to paper I have decided to venture once more into the breach in celebration to the launching of our very own website.

The fact that I have kissed and made up with at least one of my tormentors, with promises from both of us to play nice and debate like adults, very difficult when I have been called man-child by my wife for 21 years.  However we are both passionate fans that have a slightly different approach when it comes to expressing ourselves, concerning everything that is red.

So with my new found optimism to dip my toes back into the metaphorical water once again, similar to drinking a bottle of tequila.  Thou the aftermath of discussions with my dear friend have been described as similar to that of a hangover experienced from drinking the said bottle of tequila, I will venture forth.


It seems that as soon as things start to look really good, we are all on the same page, there’s unity a sense of purpose, pre-season is looking good, yes, granted, with the exception of world class signings some fans are baying for and our very own Boris Karloff villain in FSG, we land up back with controversy.

No this has nothing to do with Balotelli crashing a wedding, although I would fire his personal shopper if I was him. It seems the only thing worse than his attitude is his dress sense.  It also seems that our other controversial player, Sakho, has landed himself into a bit of hot water, to say the least.

Klopp has finally come out and told us the reasons why he was sent back home, putting an end to the hysteria that has mounted, with headlines “Fans back Klopp “ “Fans have a go at Klopp”

One would have thought that Sakho, after the whole doping, did he or didn’t he episode, would have put his head down and concentrated on firstly, getting fit and secondly paying Klopp and Liverpool back for supporting him through what must have been a very difficult time for both parties.



It also seems that Sakho is a bit of a joker and has a secret Hollywood ambition for the future as he tends to try and grab the limelight at every opportunity. That’s probably why he came late for the flight and meal and missed a training session all together. He is quite literary taking this star persona far too seriously.   Most footballers do their best acting on the football field and I have always thought the FA should hand out an OSCAR at the end of the season for the best actor, faking an injury.

What Sakho did not take into account is that Klopp is the Uber Director/ Producer, he is also not in the mood to be upstaged so early on in his managerial career at Liverpool. He ultimately calls the shots and if you fuck with the Kloppenator, you will be terminated and a replacement found, just ask Charlie Sheen when he thought he was bigger than the show.

My only regret is that personally, I think the club and Klopp could have handled this in a different way. Yes that Halo has tilted ever so slightly, again in my opinion, as he has come out and said it’s not serious, there was no argument as only I spoke and I will talk to him when I get back.

With this late statement, explaining the situation after all the speculation, it seems his actions and the consequence of, were not really thought through properly and was done on the spur of the moment, in typical Klopp fashion, not realising that it would create quite the stir it actually created.


A statement saying in retrospect, we think it is better for Sakho to continue his rehabilitation at Melwood where he would be better served, would have been easy to put out.  I am not one for airing dirty laundry in public, unless you have a fetish for that sort of thing.  Even if it is a disciplinary reason, a lot could have been done so as not to turn it into a media frenzy, taking the focus away from the important thing of playing football, fitness training and expanding the Liverpool brand.  Or it could just be that Klopp obviously felt that he needed to send a very public message to put Sakho in his place.

Could it have been handled differently, a final warning, it might have even been given and ignored, this is just pure speculation at this stage.  I have absolutely no problem if it is Klopp’s way of sending a message to the rest of the team and obviously Sakho himself, but would prefer if it was kept in house.  That has always been the Liverpool Way. Call me old fashioned if you want.

So with Sakho on his way to Hollywood stardom, he’s had the drug scandal, grabbed the limelight at every opportunity, been banished from set for bad behaviour, all he needs is a sex scandal to become a real star, I just hope he does not have to find another agent/club  I would like to share Socrates’ thoughts on gossip.

Keep this in mind the next time you are about to repeat a rumour or spread gossip.

In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom.  One day an acquaintance ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about Diogenes?”

“Wait a moment,” Socrates replied, “Before you tell me I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.”

‘Triple filter?” asked the acquaintance.

“That’s right,” Socrates continued, “Before you talk to me about Diogenes let’s take a moment to filter what you’re going to say. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”

“No,” the man said, “Actually I just heard about it.”

“All right,” said Socrates, “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about Diogenes something good?”

“No, on the contrary…”

  “So,” Socrates continued, “You want to tell me something about Diogenes that may be bad, even though you’re not certain it’s true?”

  The man shrugged, a little embarrassed. Socrates continued, “You may still pass the test though, because there is a third filter, the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about Diogenes going to be useful to me?”

  “No, not really.”

  “Well,” concluded Socrates, “If what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even useful, why tell it to me or anyone at all?”

 The man was bewildered and ashamed. This is an example of why Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.

 It also explains why Socrates never found out that Diogenes was banging his wife. 


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33 thoughts on “LFC Confidential – Airing Dirty Laundry…”

  1. ” It also explains why Socrates never found out that Diogenes was banging his wife. ”

    Ok Keith, now let us hear what you want to say which are neither True nor Good nor even useful…. haha…great punchline! And good article!

  2. I would just add that Balotelli needs to fire his hairdresser too, he’s painful to watch.His Puma cleats with mohawk are laughable too, reminds me of…well pubes of one Punk chick I use to date as a teenager

  3. Take a bow, great piece. I disagree wholeheartedly, but an article that sparks a debate is a good one!

  4. You’re old fashioned! (there, it isn’t so bad is it?) 🙂
    People tend to forget that socrates was not only a great footballer but also a ruddy good philosopher too.
    Well written. Thanks 🙂

  5. You are well informed on Greek philosophy Keith. I want to venture an advice, always listen to what people have to say, just in case if it turns out to be about your wife! For the rest you can apply the filters.

  6. You had a hell of a shrink mate.. Oh, and the show Charlie was in was lame, and ut got lamer when he left. The rest though, I have no issue. I enjoyed it, even the quip about Mario’s dress sense.. I’m old, but not so old as to see what a disater that get up was… Keep em coming.

  7. Thanks for the comments guys, unfortunately the punch line was left of the end of the joke, Hopefully Joe will sort it out.

  8. Thoughtful article perhaps too thought out. For me its simple, Player wrongs not only the coach but the team due to persistent tardiness, Coach reacts by removing said player from camp, Media reacts with speculation on said player’s future(yes,James Pearce I’am staring you down right now), Coach clears media circus. The rest of this story should be played out at melwood indoors. Mama should have acted better, he is a senior player after all, one shudders to think how fans would have reacted if it was one of the usual fan punching bags like Hendo,Sturridge,Lallana,Lovren even Mignolet?
    Anyway Good attempt Keith.

    1. There is an idea that injured players really have no place on a trainng jaunt anywhere.. If they aren’t training, they are bored, and bored children are the worst.

  9. Keith, my dad often told me: Hit out and beat problems you meet on your way, but be aware that some problems hit back.
    Fine article, I have no problem with airing dirty laundry in public, rather that, then rumors running wild. It is impossible to keep it behind closed doors anyway, there are 40+ persons on tour, and somebody will eventually be talking to the press about it. Now it’s out in the open, strong signal sent to all players and staff what is tolerated and what is not.

    We are on the way to the promised land, with or without Sakho.

  10. I believe Klopp only stated the reasons of the punishements. And this is good knowledge for fans. I dont fancy him but I know a lot do. So now lets say he is not made captain it wont be a surprise. Just imagine if this was Hendo…

  11. KeithSA, maybe the dirty laundry hasn’t been aired at all. When klopp sent sakho back to liverpool, there was a load of speculation full of “Whys” & “what happens next” and I guess Klopp wanted to minimise or eliminate the limelight on this case before it does more damage to the group. Also, we still don’t know what happens behind closed doors. Furthermore, if klopp has the intention of replacing sakho, having him on the unwanted list will reduce his sale value. I’m sure klopp is aware of such consequences.
    Still a good article KeithSA!

    1. I actuality think he was caught by surprise at the media reaction. He sent Sahko home because he pissed him off and that was it, he cannot play so lets send a message out and let the team now who is in charge, then the media storm hit and he had to explain why. That’s also why he quickly ended speculation that he would sell Sahko. Hence my take that it might have been better if it was handled differently, but still the same message getting out to the team.

      1. How different? I don’t see the problem here but a manager stamping his authority. I think the media just made a fuss about the issue, which is basically their job; to create a story out of a non-story.

  12. Good read Keith. In short, the club handled the incident in one way, perhaps it could have been done differently, but we don’t actually know what precisely happened there.
    P.S. the screenshot from “Jaws” is a nice touch.

    1. Also enjoyed the Socrates quotes, which quickly brought my mind to “The Philosophers Football Match” between Greece and Germany by Monty Python. Good laugh 🙂
      Good article Keith!

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