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That interview was, naturally, followed by a long segment featuring three pundits discussing the matter in-depth while frowning earnestly. Meanwhile outside Anfield, fans applaud the team bus while demanding FSG do one ...

Jurgen Klopp, talking to BT Sport, comes out swinging on the subject of the ESL fiasco. “It hurt a lot. The thing was, yes, our owners made a mistake. We said it often enough, they know it. What I didn’t like - and Leeds supporters were a good example, they’re not worse than others or better than others - it’s just that they went on us. We had nothing to do with that. We are just the faces of the club. Just as our supporters had nothing to do with that obviously, but other teams are saying: you were in that. No they were not. We were not. We had not even an idea, we didn’t even know about it, so we had nothing to do with that. It is really important we don’t forget that. It is constantly mentioned Liverpool Football Club; no it was not Liverpool Football Club, it was representatives of Liverpool Football Club, we have to make a difference, that’s really very important. I see the pictures of Arsenal and Chelsea, you all have to calm down, three journalists on Sky talking all day about it, it’s winding up people, we are still in a pandemic, people without facemasks shouting their opinion out, all the pundits have to calm down a little. Yes, nobody wanted it, definitely, but let’s deal with it and not constantly show: yes, we didn’t want it. It’s all clear now, and the people who made the decision learned the lesson, I am 100 percent sure. So just relax a little bit, because we have to carry on. And that’s what we try now.”

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