Jurgen Klopp Does Not Regret Ripping Reporter, Officiating


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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp does not have angry regrets at all about what he had to say after his side drew with Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday. Klopp took aim at both the officiating and the Sky Sports reporter interviewing him, Patrick Davison, telling the media personality that he only wanted “to talk to people who have a little bit of an understanding of football.”

Klopp then immediately apologized, right in the midst of the interview, as he clearly realized that he had just made a major mistake.

You can read more about this incident at this link, and watch the exchange below:

Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday ahead of the Reds clash against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp said:

“If I would give the same interview now, I think the information I had to give would be the same, but of course, now I am completely relaxed, but it was five minutes after the game, so I was not relaxed.”

“You look in the eyes of the journalists and you see they’re not interested in what you feel, and I know that already, but sometimes it feels not too cool and that’s why I reacted the way I did.

“I didn’t use any words I have to take back or whatever. I don’t like it, but I’m pretty sure I can’t change it. I felt like this in the moment and I’m not an actor, so I cannot act differently.”

“Meanwhile, I can keep myself calm in situations like this so that nothing serious happens — it’s just an interview. I don’t think anybody really remembers it, to be honest, and would watch back and say: ‘Oh my God, that was hilarious or legendary.’ It was just an interview, nothing else.”

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So, Jurgen Klopp essentially sent the message that implies: don’t be so easily triggered, you over-sensitive snowflakes with your manufactured outrage, or something.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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