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Jurgen Klopp asks former Man City defender Nedum Onuoha if he's ever played football in awkward interview

Jurgen Klopp asks former Man City defender Nedum Onuoha if he's ever played football in awkward interview

The awkward post-match interview happened after Liverpool's 2-2 draw against Wolves.

Jurgen Klopp was clearly unaware of Nedum Onuoha's career as a footballer after he asked the former Manchester City defender if he'd "ever played football" in an awkward post-match interview.

The Liverpool manager was speaking to ESPN in the aftermath of Saturday's 2-2 draw against Wolves.

Understandably frustrated and perhaps a little relieved after his side managed to force a replay in the FA Cup third round clash, despite a lacklustre performance, he wasn't in the best of moods.

And when questioned by ESPN pundit Onuoha in his post-match interview, the German said: "In this moment, I'm not sure if you played football, but these kind of things happen."

Onuoha, of course, enjoyed a 16-year career in professional football. He made his first-team debut for Manchester City in 2004 and made over 100 appearances for the Citizens before spells at Sunderland, QPR and Real Salt Lake.

In fact, Onuoha made 426 appearances in his career compared to Jurgen Klopp's total of 347 – and the former Borussia Dortmund manager failed to play a single top-flight game during a 14-year stay in Germany.

After the awkward post-match interview, former City defender Onuoha reacted by saying he didn't want to bring it up during the chat.

"Do you know what? If he was in a good mood, I probably would have said something back," he said.

"But he wasn't in a good mood at all. And I thought for my first time interviewing someone so significant in world football, if I bit back it might turn into some sort of argument.

"So I thought there's the content, I'll let you guys enjoy it, and we'll move on, get a bit more from him. I thought I did all right."

Image credit: ESPN FC
Image credit: ESPN FC

Onuoha ended his career in the MLS with Real Salt Lake, and during that spell, he refused to accept Zlatan Ibrahimovic's apology after the two clashed.

It all kicked off when then-LA Galaxy forward Ibrahimovic grabbed the former Manchester City defender and spun him around.

That incident angered Onuoha, so when the Swede celebrated in the face of Onuoha when he scored a 78th minute winner, things quickly escalated.

After the full-time whistle, Zlatan went over to the RSL dressing room to apologise to Onuoha but the Nigerian-born defender wasn't having any of it.

"He came into apologize after the game because from 60 minutes in he's saying he's going to do me, he's going to hurt me for that game," Onuoha told reporters post-match.

"This is a guy who is the face of MLS, as he calls himself, but this is the way that he plays on the field? So I don't care. If someone comes in and says that to me, I don't care. I'm not going to accept his apology. It's unacceptable."

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Topics: Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Wolverhampton Wanderers, FA Cup