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Jurgen Klopp deserves respect for Super League interview amid Leeds vs Liverpool protests


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Jurgen Klopp spoke about as openly as possible about the European Super League ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Leeds United.

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Let’s face it, the Reds boss was never going to be able to come out and declare that the decision of the club’s owners to join a new breakaway decision was some sort of crime against football.

However, as someone who has previously rubbished the idea of a European Super League, Klopp wasn’t afraid to stand by his opinion when questioned by Sky Sports at Elland Road on Monday.

Klopp interview before Leeds clash

Klopp stated: “I didn’t change (my opinion). I heard for the first time about it yesterday. We got some, not a lot of information. It’s a tough one, people are not happy, I can understand that.

“We are not involved in any process, not me or the players. The boys didn’t do anything wrong other than not winning all the football games and I want people to understand that.”

Fair play, Jurgen, fair play, because it would have been easy to bat away all those questions when you consider Liverpool’s owners haven’t fronted up in the way managers have been forced to.

And it seems pretty clear that, deep down, Klopp doesn’t really want Liverpool to embark on this new endeavor and essentially feels hard done by on behalf of his own players.

However, Klopp was keen to stand by the fact that the players shouldn’t be drawn into the debate, revealing that they turned down the chance to wear similar protest t-shirts to the Leeds squad.

Protests ahead of Leeds vs Liverpool

And that was just the tip of the iceberg when it came to protesting at the Premier League clash with fans making their feelings clear in a variety of ways outside Elland Road.

From plane banners to homemade signs, supporters made it clear that they will not expect a world where the European Super League becomes the forefront of world football.

While booing and chanting against the Liverpool bus seemed to be pointing the finger in the wrong direction, there can be no escaping the fact that the majority of fans are united on this issue.

As a result, the fact that Leeds and Liverpool were even playing a Premier League game couldn’t help feeling pointless, especially if finishing in the top four places turns out to be redundant.

But as long as the footballing bigwigs continue to pedal a European Super League, you can feel certain that fans will continue to campaign for the sport to rightfully remain in their hands.


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