AC Milan superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been spotted mocking Liverpool over their current injury crisis.
Jurgen Klopp’s injury plight has been well-documented in recent times.
The Redmen have had notoriously bad luck when it comes to players being sidelined during a campaign that has seen them defend their title with nothing more than a whimper.
Currently, without seven first-team players, including defensive rock Virgil Van Dijk and captain Jordan Henderson, Liverpool will be far from impressed with Ibrahimovic’s latest dig.
The former Manchester United striker, who recently opened the Sanremo Festival in Italy, took to the stage and wasted no time in taking a sly swipe at his old rivals.
“First of all, the Zlatan Festival will have 22 singers,” Ibrahimovic said (as quoted by Liverpool Echo). “Eleven against eleven otherwise it is not regulated.
“I’ll sell four since there are 27 singers in the competition, there is Liverpool looking for defenders, otherwise I’ll put them in the garden and let them work.
“The second rule concerns the stage, that’s not good, it’s made for little people like you (addressed to host Amadeus).
“I need 105 by 68 meters like San Siro, otherwise the Festival is cancelled for me.”
The 39-year-old superstar is not one to shy away from controversial statements; it was only last week that the Swedish striker took a pop-shot at NBA star LeBron James for his relentless political statements.
“I like him [James] a lot. He’s phenomenal, but I don’t like when people with a status speak about politics. Do what you’re good at doing,” Ibrahimovic told UEFA and Discovery+ in Sweden (as quoted by Sky Sports).
“I play football because I’m the best playing football. I’m no politician. If I’d been a politician, I would be doing politics.
“This is the first mistake famous people do when they become famous. For me it is better to avoid certain topics and do what you’re good doing, otherwise you risk doing something wrongly.”