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Jurgen Klopp Slams Gary Neville As The Pair Engage In Heated Super League Argument

Alex Reid

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Jurgen Klopp Slams Gary Neville As The Pair Engage In Heated Super League Argument

Jurgen Klopp slammed Gary Neville in an impassioned rant after Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Leeds on Monday night, saying he wished the pundit was in "a hot seat somewhere".

Speaking post-match, the Reds manager was once again asked about his views on the breakaway European Super League that Liverpool are involved with. Responding to Neville's comments on Sunday about Liverpool's owners "pretend they're with the club with YNWA and all that" Klopp shot back.

"That Gary Neville speaks about 'You'll Never Walk Alone' - that at least should be forbidden," said Klopp of the ex-Manchester United player turned Sky Sports pundit.

"Because we have a lot of right to sing that anthem, it's out anthem, it's not his anthem - and he doesn't understand it anyway."

Klopp added of the Super League fallout: "I don't like it as well - but I don't talk about other clubs... But I would wish Gary Neville would be in a hot seat somewhere and not everywhere where the most money is.

"He was at Man United, where the most money is; Sky where the most money is - all these kind of things."

Klopp reiterated that he and his players had nothing to do with the decision to join the Super League, perhaps emphasising that it's easier for someone not in a managerial role like Neville to criticise.

Neville's response in the Sky studio was swift: "Why's it not fair?" he asked about himself commenting on Liverpool's anthem.

"Yesterday was nothing to do with insulting Liverpool Football Club. I don't know why I'm living in his head to be honest you."

"I don't know what spiked him. Yesterday was an impassioned plea from me about protecting football in this country - that my biggest disappointment was with Manchester United and Liverpool... So I don't know what his problem is.

"He talks about a hot seat: I had a 25-year career at Manchester United, 11-year career Sky - and I worked hard for that."

However Neville conceded that Klopp and himself actually both viewed the Super League the same way, adding: "We're actually on the same page; we're on the same team."

Before the Monday night game between Leeds and Liverpool, fans of both clubs joined forces to protest the Super League - which was shockingly announced on Sunday with 12 founding members, including six from the Premier League.

The 12 founding teams involved in the Super League include six from the Premier League. Liverpool and Manchester United are joined by Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham.

The English clubs are joined by a trio from Serie A in AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus; as well as three from La Liga: Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

There has been a widespread backlash against the decision with UEFA threatening to sanction the teams involved, while football fans have largely turned on the clubs involved.

Featured image credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Liverpool, European Super League, Manchester United, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp, Gary Neville

Alex Reid
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