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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp calls out journalist over 'horrible' interview during tense news conference

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp calls out journalist over 'horrible' interview during tense news conference

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was speaking to the media ahead of their Europa League tie against Atalanta.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp called out a journalist’s colleague during his pre-Atalanta press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

After their Premier League title charge took a knock at Old Trafford, Liverpool will turn their attention to the Europa League as they welcome Italian side Atalanta to Anfield on Thursday night.

Should Klopp’s men advance to the next round over two legs, they will take on either Benfica or Marseille for a place in the final, which will take place in Dublin, Ireland.

Speaking to the media on Wednesday afternoon, Klopp took issue with a journalist’s colleague over an interview with former Reds captain Jordan Henderson.

After Ajax’s 2-2 draw with Fortuna Sittard last month, Henderson was asked if it had been his “worst performance” after moving to the club during what was a tense interview.

The England midfielder smiled and replied: “No, because we didn't lose. As you just asked us before the camera came on. It's always worse when you lose the game.”

The interviewer then repeated: “You said you didn't perform well so can I call it a poor performance?”

Henderson replied: “You can call it what you want.”

The footage of the conversation went viral and Klopp was keen to address it during his own press conference.

Klopp said: “You are not the one who interviewed Jordan Henderson, are you? To which the reporter replied: “No.”

The German then continued: “Good. That was your colleague? Your friend? That was uncomfortable, eh? [laughs]. With a microphone in your hand. What a horrible interview that was.”

The reporter then asked: “You didn’t like it?” Klopp replied: “Do you know anybody who liked it?”

Afterwards, the reporter said: “I spoke to him and he said ‘I regret the interview, I was a bit too hard’ and he also said it on television.”

Klopp then continued: “Did he? Wow, ok. I can take that apology on behalf of Hendo.”

After Thursday’s match against Atalanta, Liverpool will look to get their Premier League charge back on track as they take on Crystal Palace at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Featured Image Credit: This Is Anfield/LFCTV

Topics: Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Jordan Henderson, Football, Ajax