Jürgen Klopp has spoken passionately against Liverpool’s participation in the European Premier League after their Monday night draw in Leeds, with Gary Neville focusing in particular on his attention.
12 clubs, including Liverpool, made a surprise announcement Sunday They intend to separate and form a competition of their own. Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham have also joined. Indeed, the Big Three countries of Spain and Italy make up the twelve “founding” members.
Neville, He speaks Sky Sports After the announcement, he was particularly critical of the Reds and his old club United.
He said: “I feel disgusted more than Manchester United and Liverpool. Liverpool, pretending (with) ‘You will not walk alone’ (they) are the people’s club, the fan club.
“Manchester United – 100 years old, born from the womb of workers. They are away from a league without competition that cannot be relegated to?”
“It’s quite a disgrace. Frankly, we have to regain strength in this country from the top league, and that includes my team.”
Klopp He responded to those comments, admitting that it was a tough 24 hours for the club.
The Reds chief said Sky SportsI take criticism for everything. I take it if we don’t play well, I feel responsible for these kinds of things and the players feel the same.
“But that has nothing to do with us to be honest, and now people are writing articles about what they should do with us as a club.
“When we came here, the supporters were shouting at us. When we were walking today, people were shouting at us in the city.
“You have to be a little careful, we’re human too and have known since yesterday just like you. It’s an emotional situation.
“Gary Neville talks about“ You will never walk alone. ”That should be prevented from being honest. We have a lot of rights to sing this hymn and it’s our anthem, not our anthem. He doesn’t understand it anyway, so I really don’t want these things because they’re not fair.
“All the talk is out there and I don’t like it either, but I’m not talking about other clubs like this. We can be emotional but I do wish Gary Neville was in a hot seat somewhere, not where the most money is.”
“Whether it’s at Man United where there is the most money, Sky where there is the most money. Don’t forget that we have nothing to do with it.
“We are in the same situation as all of you, we have information and we still have to play football and you are really treating us like this. It’s really not good.”
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Neville bites again after Klopp’s lip service
After the interview, Neville was asked whether his criticism of Liverpool was unfair.
He said: Why? Why is it unfair?
“I delivered enough insults to Liverpool over the years. Yesterday there was no insult to Liverpool.
“I don’t know why I live in his head to be honest with you. I don’t know what to sign.
Yesterday it was an enthusiastic plea from me about football and protecting football in this country and my biggest disappointment was with Manchester United and Liverpool.
“I think I’ve given enough criticism to both clubs in the past 24 hours, so I don’t know what his problem is.
“He’s talking about the hot seat, I spent 25 years at Manchester United, 11 years at Sky and I worked hard for it. It wasn’t delivered to me, I didn’t go where the most money was, and I had no options.
“Sir Alex Ferguson didn’t say every year,” Gary, do you want to stay here? “So I have no idea what it’s about.
“I employ 600 people in town, tried to take care of them through a pandemic, isn’t that a seat hot enough for him?
Neville is a Club fan
“He did a great job at Liverpool, I have no problem with Juergen Klopp, I loved his team.
“But the fact of the matter is that he is thorny, he let his companions down. His companions threw him under a bus.
“To be fair, we are on the same page, we are actually on the same team, but the fact of the matter is he can’t say what he wants to say and I can, and I accept that.
“The Jürgen Klopp we know, you know and Liverpool fans, hates every little thing about this more than me, more than you, because it conflicts with every little thing in which he believes.
“His owners let him down, and so did these Liverpool players.”
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The second half offer cost Liverpool
About the match at Island Road, Klopp added, “It is disappointing, of course. But we cannot say that he was not deserving of Leeds. We had great chances in the first half but we did not take advantage of them.”
“When you concede a goal, it is not good, but it was not what it was not deserved.
“We will fight for the Champions League with all we have and if we can reach it, if not. That’s one more point at the end.
“It is always better to win all games. But if not, we have to shake a little bit and come back again and that is what we will do.”