Jürgen Klopp Watch

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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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Salah and Mane should quit Liverpool in protest.

Naby Keita can stay though, no issue in that.
 

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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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He should be banned out of every club, city and country.

Except of Cologne. :devil:
 

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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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Klopp true colours coming out again.
Can’t wait when this prick has fecked off!
 

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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
 

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The question is, will Klopp do the right thing and bow at Ralf's feet when they come head to head later in the season?
 

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Bow. Crease over with laughter.

[PaulChoudary] same thing [/PaulChoudary]
A bit disrepectful if I'm honest.

It's customary to bow at the feet of your Lord and Master, which is what Ralf is to Klopp according to the German media. Klopp should be on his knees when they meet, it's only right.
 

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A bit disrepectful if I'm honest.

It's customary to bow at the feet of your Lord and Master, which is what Ralf is to Klopp according to the German media. Klopp should be on his knees when they meet, it's only right.
German media are quite aware that Klopp has only a very vague connection to Rangnick. I see this only pictured in this way like you do in this forum or English media
 

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German media are quite aware that Klopp has only a very vague connection to Rangnick. I see this only pictured in this way like you do in this forum or English media
According to a leading media outlet 'Germany Sport', Ralf has said some lovely things about Klopp that clearly displays the camaraderie they share:

"He's kinda like a son to me but no thanks"

Or

"At least I didn't have to get my teeth whitened ahaha"

Or

"He's like a shit version of me la"

Pulls on the heart strings you know? Great stuff.
 

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According to a leading media outlet 'Germany Sport', Ralf has said some lovely things about Klopp that clearly displays the camaraderie they share:

"He's kinda like a son to me but no thanks"

Or

"At least I didn't have to get my teeth whitened ahaha"

Or

"He's like a shit version of me la"

Pulls on the heart strings you know? Great stuff.
You can lay all the bait you want this week RT but all we have for you is gratitude for doing the unthinkable and drawing against Chelsea.

I never thanked you properly. :)