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European Super League: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp opposes breakaway competition – and was not ‘involved’ in plan UK News

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he had not heard of the European Super League before it was announced – and maintained previous comments in opposition to the idea.

Speaking on Monday Night Football on Sky Sports, Klopp was asked about comments in 2019 in which he said he hoped such competition “never happens”.

He said his opinion “has not changed”.

Banners outside Liverpool's Anfield grounds show their opposition to Super League plans
Banners outside Liverpool’s Anfield grounds show their opposition to Super League plans

“People are not happy, I can understand that – but I can’t say much more about it,” he said ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League game against Leeds tonight.

“We weren’t involved in the process, neither the players nor I, we didn’t know anything. Either or the fact, the facts are there. We’ll have to wait and see how it unfolds.”

Klopp said he had “no problem” with the existing Champions League competition, which he won with Liverpool two seasons ago, and “liked the competitive factor of football”.

He added: “I love that West Ham could be in the Champions League next year. I don’t want that, because I want us to be, but I love that they have the chance to be. ‘to be.”

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As Liverpool fans set up anti-Super League banners outside Anfield, Klopp also called on the club to stay united during uncertain times.

“The most important part of football is the fans and the team and we have to make sure that nothing really comes between that.”

He continued: “I heard we put up banners at Anfield and stuff like that.

“There are things that we have to sort out obviously, but nothing to do with football or the relationship between the supporters and the team, it’s really important, because in difficult times you have to show that you stay together. “

After the game, which ended 1-1 thanks to a late equalizer at Leeds, Liverpool’s James Milner made …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-19 18:16:00