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The real reason behind Jurgen Klopp's furious outburst after Toulouse defeat, it wasn't the crowd noise

Ryan Smart

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The real reason behind Jurgen Klopp's furious outburst after Toulouse defeat, it wasn't the crowd noise

The real reason behind Jurgen Klopp's furious press conference reaction following Liverpool's defeat to Toulouse has been revealed.

The Reds lost 3-2 in France on Thursday evening to record their first loss in the four games they have played in this season's Europa League.

The game wasn't without huge controversy, after Liverpool had come back from 3-1 down to level the scores through Jarell Quansah's 99th minute header.

Or so they thought. The goal was ruled out for a handball by Alexis Mac Allister, an infringement committed much earlier in the play - and it was a VAR decision that appeared to contradict IFAB laws.


After the game, Klopp was unsurprisingly not in much of a mood to talk to reporters in the post-match press conference.

But he was interrupted by the loud sounds of Toulouse fans celebrating in the background, which caused him to shout: "Who had the idea to do the press conference here? That would be a really interesting question. Wow."

You can see the moment in question below.



But while the German was livid with the noise in the background, the real reason behind his anger has been revealed - and it was only partially to do with said noise.

Instead, as per Daily Mail reporter Lewis Steele, UEFA and Toulouse had organised Klopp's post-match press conference to take place in a tent across the road from Stadium TFC, rather than inside more traditional media facilities.

That meant both Klopp and the journalists present had to make their way through huge crowds just to get to the venue, which irked the Liverpool boss.

The fact that the noise of the Toulouse supporters drowned out his words simply made the matter worse.


Liverpool are still top of Group E despite the disappointing defeat in France, having picked up nine points in their opening four games.

They travel to Belgian side Union SG next, before hosting Austrian giants LASK in their final group game.


When his press conference wasn't being interrupted, Klopp spoke of his view that the Reds deserved to lose on Thursday evening.

He said: "It was well deserved to lose because they won pretty much all the decisive challenges, battles.

"We have too many situations where we should have won the ball but we didn't."

Featured Image Credit: TNT Sports

Topics: Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Europa League

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