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Jurgen Klopp took issue with some Liverpool supporters offering their hands prior to the Champions League round of 16 second leg against Atletico Madrid.
As Klopp and the players made their way out of the tunnel to the Anfield pitch for their pre-match warm-ups, many fans sat near the tunnel were looking to get a high-five off their heroes.
But in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Liverpool boss told them: "Put your hands away you f*cking idiots!". The fans did exactly that, with the exchange caught on camera.
Both Klopp and his opposite number Diego Simeone exchanged elbows as a precautionary measure but not after Simeone went for the handshake before he remembered.
In his pre-match press conference prior to this game. Klopp tore into a Madrid-based journalist when asked if he was afraid of his players catching the coronavirus by playing football.
"You ask me this question but fly from Madrid to here..."- This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) March 10, 2020
A Spanish journalist asks Jurgen Klopp about #Coronavirus and the Liverpool manager's response is brilliant, highlighting the hypocrisy of the situation. pic.twitter.com/Tibq0ShDf4
An angry Klopp snapped back with: "Are you from Madrid? You live in Madrid - are you not concerned?"
When the journalist responded by stating he 'wasn't playing football', Klopp said: "That's not that special. Playing football is just a game.
"We are not the society, we are only are part of society and we should all be worried in the same time.
"That's exactly what I don't like - you sit and ask me this question, but you flew from Madrid to here. So stay there - they've closed schools and you're obviously concerned.
"But you think football is worth it to travel or whatever. So that's our common problem - we play football, but we cannot stop it (the spread of the virus) with football. We do what we have to do."
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