Wed 19 October 2022 | 10:22

Klopp denied 'xenophobic comments' in his recent interview

The German coach considers the recent talks against him to be false.

Jurgen Klopp believes his talk about owning Manchester City was not xenophobic at all.

Ahead of Liverpool's 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Premier League, Klopp claimed his side were unable to compete with City because Abu Dhabi United, who bought City in 2008, were circumventing financial fair play. . Since 2012, City has had the best performance among the Premier League teams and has won 6 championships.

Klopp said in this regard: "There are three clubs in world football who can do what they want financially."

He meant Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, who have spent a lot of money in recent seasons. Criticisms of the Liverpool head coach rose after these words, and some called his words xenophobic, which Klopp disagrees with.

The German said: 

"I know myself. And you cannot hit with something which is miles away from my personality.

"If I was – I cannot remember the word – like this I would hate it. I would hate myself for being like this.

"I have said a lot of times things that were a little bit open for misunderstanding. I know that.

"It was not intentional, just sometimes you say things and you think, 'Oh my God, it can be interpreted like this', but this is not one of these moments. Absolutely.

"It started with a question [about how to compete with City] and I answered it and all the rest was made of it.

"I know what I thought and put it in perspective and said how much I respect what they are doing, and it was still not right for some."

source: SportMob

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