Klopp and FSG Clash over Super League

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Klopp and FSG Clash over Super League

Monday morning saw Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp and FSG clash over Super League.

The world of football went upside down on Sunday with twelve clubs officially planning to implement a European Super League.

Of these twelve, six clubs are English, Premier League clubs. Liverpool are among these twelve Founding Clubs. Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and the more hesistant, Manchester City, are part of this statement too.

Fenway Sports Group, the owners of Liverpool, are thus taking a step in this direction.

Gary Neville and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have already voiced their dissent for the breakaway league.

However, according to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool have resistance from within, too. Klopp and FSG are apparently ‘in disagreement’ over the plan for the Reds to join the European Super League.

As Klopp and FSG clash over Super League now, his words from 2019 come back to us: “I hope this Super League will never happen.”

“With the way the Champions League is now running, football has a great product, even with the Europa League,” he continued, back then.

“For me, the Champions League is the Super League, in which you do not always end up playing against the same teams.”

“Of course, it is [financially] important. But why should we create a system where Liverpool faces Real Madrid for 10 straight years?” he remarked.

This last comment is especially interesting in hindsight- Liverpool have lost miserably to Real Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinals. After losing 1-3 in the first leg, they only managed a 0-0 draw in the second one.

But in a strange twist of events, Klopp also expressed criticism over the changes introduced in Champions League.

Again, in 2019, he discussed there being 36 instead of 32 teams in Champions League: “Today I read an article that [said] the top clubs want to do more games in the Champions League or whatever.

“I’m not involved in these plans. That’s absolute bollocks as well,” he put it plainly.

“We can talk about everything, but we have to cut off games, not put more in.”

 

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