Jurgen Klopp’s condemnation of European Super League should have been stronger, argues Simon Jordan, as Liverpool boss ‘furious’ with owners

Simon Jordan believes Jurgen Klopp should have come out in stronger opposition to the European Super League plans.

Liverpool announced they would be one of the 12 founding members of the controversial breakaway plans.


Jurgen Klopp has previously said he would be against a European Super League[/caption]

The news sparked condemnation across the football community and Reds fans made clear their thoughts on Monday.

Supporters placed banners outside Anfield, they protested outside Elland Road before the club played Leeds and want to remove flags from the ground ahead of Saturday’s game with Newcastle.

Klopp was asked about the plans before the game with Leeds and voiced his concerns, but stopped short of condemning the European Super League.

Leeds players protested against the idea before their 1-1 draw with Liverpool last night
Liverpool fans see the European Super League as a departure from Bill Shankly’s ideals
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The Liverpool boss was perhaps treading a fine line between wanting to speak his mind and not wanting to openly criticise the club’s owners.

Former Crystal Palace owner and talkSPORT host Jordan thinks that Klopp could have gone further in his criticism.

When played a clip of Klopp’s interview, Jordan said: “Jurgen Klopp didn’t (declare an opposition to the European Super League). Where’s the rest of the Klopp interview. The Klopp interview that went on to say they are very good people and I’m not sure of what’s going on behind the scenes and when I understand from the owners what is going on then I’d be able to have a bigger opinion.

Simon Jordan has been outspoken about the European Super League plans
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“The narrative we are advancing is all about sentiment and hysteria and hyperbole. 

“If they changed this proposal for people being able to qualify and relegation and promotion and there isn’t this situation where it’s all about them, where’s the objection now?”

Klopp is reportedly furious with Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group for signing up to the European Super League plans.

The Athletic claims he was seething at the announcement despite his relatively calm demeanour and also that it came as the club were preparing for their Leeds clash.

The announcement forced Klopp to hold an emergency team meeting to discuss the proposal, which disrupted Liverpool’s training schedule.

Source: Sport

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