Jürgen Klopp Watch

Reapersoul20

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People actually getting angry at him for turning a phrase like that are absolute bollockses.

Also, he should be forced to retire immediately and never return to the game.
 

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Klopp is completely out of line. Sure, we all get the inconvenience, but he shouldn't be looking down on a major international tournament like this.
 

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Klopp is completely out of line. Sure, we all get the inconvenience, but he shouldn't be looking down on a major international tournament like this.
It's a total non-issue. The phrasing he used is a very common way to lightheartedly correct people who have forgotten something important.
 

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Firstly, it was hardly a question and more a judgement. Secondly, what Klopp said was idiomatically fine. Very common parlance when referring to a significant event.

The little matter Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster
Yes except that's not at all what he said.

He clearly says "there's a little tournament in Africa". What you're suggesting he said is "there's the small matter of a tournament in Africa". Contextually very different.

I get that some of the reactions are perhaps over the top but at the same time not sure why people are so adamant to defend Klopp.

The fact that he didn't have the humility to even offer an apology along the lines of "im sorry if anyone has interpreted my comments in that manner, but this is actually what I meant...." is testament to the man's arrogance.
 

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He clearly meant in a sarcastic tone, but the sarcasm in and of itself is downplaying the tournament. Like the journalist said, you wouldn't say a phrase like that (sarcastic or not) about the Euros.
 

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Yes, ban him as a Liverpool manager this season, and let him take charge as an interim at Manchester United. :wenger:
You'd basically be punishing him twice with that!
 

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He clearly meant in a sarcastic tone, but the sarcasm in and of itself is downplaying the tournament. Like the journalist said, you wouldn't say a phrase like that (sarcastic or not) about the Euros.
Disagree. The bigger the tournament, the more obvious the irony. If he'd said, "then there's a little tournament called the World Cup to think about" it'd be extremely obvious that he was being facetious. Assuming sarcasm was his intention, this seems like a total non-story.
 

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Much ado about nothing, and I say that as an AFCON fan.

All managers at club level wish that international events would disappear into the ether. Unfortunately for them, international football is here to stay.
 

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Yes except that's not at all what he said.

He clearly says "there's a little tournament in Africa". What you're suggesting he said is "there's the small matter of a tournament in Africa". Contextually very different.

I get that some of the reactions are perhaps over the top but at the same time not sure why people are so adamant to defend Klopp.

The fact that he didn't have the humility to even offer an apology along the lines of "im sorry if anyone has interpreted my comments in that manner, but this is actually what I meant...." is testament to the man's arrogance.
This is exquisite.
 

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Yes except that's not at all what he said.

He clearly says "there's a little tournament in Africa". What you're suggesting he said is "there's the small matter of a tournament in Africa". Contextually very different.

I get that some of the reactions are perhaps over the top but at the same time not sure why people are so adamant to defend Klopp.

The fact that he didn't have the humility to even offer an apology along the lines of "im sorry if anyone has interpreted my comments in that manner, but this is actually what I meant...." is testament to the man's arrogance.

It's an International tournament that's not the World Cup so it's by defination pointless and unimportant