Thursday 27 April 2017

Watch: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp refuses to take questions from Sun journalist

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp applauds after his team's Wembley win over Barcelona
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp applauds after his team's Wembley win over Barcelona

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refused to answer a question from a journalist because they work for The Sun newspaper following his side’s victory against Barcelona.

The German was speaking after watching Liverpool defeat the Spanish champions in a pre-season friendly at Wembley, courtesy of goals from Sadio Mane, Divock Origi, Marko Grujic and an own goal by former Anfield midfielder Javier Mascherano.

But Klopp’s refusal to answer a question from the journalist in question created a tense atmosphere during his media briefing at full-time. It is not known if the 49-year-old’s decision is in relation to the tabloid’s coverage of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.

Former Borussia Dortmund manager Klopp appeared to suggest not, saying: “I don't talk with The Sun anymore. I don't speak with The Sun anymore. You can listen.

“It's not because I'm with Liverpool now. It's because of a few things that will happen in the next few days or few weeks, I don't know.

“It's not personal. You're still working for The Sun, right? That's it. You can listen and you can write what you want.”

Independent News Service

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