His only concern was the condition of Marco Reus, who will miss the rest of the calendar year after tearing ankle ligaments in a heavy challenge from Marvin Bakalorz mid-way through the second half at the Benteler Arena. The Paderborn player caught the Germany international right on his ankle, earning an earful from Klopp.
'Extremely sorry'"Klopp screamed at me, and he was right to do so," said Bakalorz, who was immediately aware of what he had done. "Marvin was as white as a sheet," reported Paderborn coach Andre Breitenreiter. "Anybody who knows Marvin knows that he loves BVB. We're all extremely sorry about what has happened."
Klopp said it was "absolutely clear" that Bakalorz did not intend to do any damage, but he was nevertheless disappointed with the former Dortmund reserve team player for depriving him of a key element of his squad for the next six weeks. "He slid in without control on several occasions and I'd already told him that he shouldn't be doing it," Klopp added. "Marvin's a great lad, but that was just too much."
Hi everyone, I'll be back again! Thanks for all your lovely and well intentioned messages wishing me to get better soon. Speak soon!— Marco Reus (@woodyinho) November 24, 2014