Enthusiasm looks different!
Liverpool fans posted a poster on the Anfield Road stadium: “Shame on you” and “Rest in Peace LFC (Liverpool FC) 1892-2021”.
Trainer Jürgen Klopp (53) had already criticized the idea of the Super League in 2019 (“I hope this Super League will never exist”). Before the game in Leeds, he said on Sky: “My mind has not changed.”
Even the supporters of the Reds dislike the fact that the reigning English champions are among the 12 clubs that want to play among themselves in their own competition in the future.
Klopp wrestles with the words, says: “I heard about it for the first time yesterday. I tried to prepare for a difficult game. “The coach continues:” We have some information, but not a lot. (…) People are not happy with that, I can understand that. I can’t say much more because we’re not involved in the process – neither the players nor me – we didn’t know anything about it. We’ll have to wait and see how that develops. “
Commenting on the fan anger in front of the stadium, Klopp said: “Liverpool’s football is more than a few decisions. The most important things in football are the fans and the team. And we have to make sure that nothing gets in the way. I’ve heard about the banners in front of Anfield and I don’t understand because the players didn’t do anything wrong. “
The coach continues: “In tough times you have to stick together. That doesn’t mean you have to be okay with everything, but again, the guys (the players, editor’s note.) didn’t do anything wrong. I want to make that clear. “
In addition to Liverpool, also involved in the Super League project: AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea FC, Barcelona FC, Inter Milan, Juventus Turin, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur. German and French associations have not yet joined the alliance.
Finally, Klopp also emphasized that he is a fan of the Champions League: “I’m 53. The Champions League has been there since I’ve been in professional football. My goal has always been to train a team there. I have no problems with the Champions League. “