Monday 22 January 2018

Watch: Jurgen Klopp was less than impressed by the media's attitude on the Sam Allardyce scandal

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Photo: Reuters/Dylan Martinez
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Photo: Reuters/Dylan Martinez

Tom Rooney

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refused to discuss the corruption scandal currently enveloping English football at a press conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash away to Swansea.

In a somewhat refreshing turn, Klopp was unwilling to add his voice to the discourse which has resulted from Sam Allardyce being stood down as England manager after he was caught on hidden camera by the Daily Telegraph making untoward statements about transfer regulations, his predecessor, Roy Hodgson, and Gary Neville.

Subsequently, the investigation conducted by the English newspaper has also implicated QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

When the developments were put to Klopp, his response was terse but conclusive. 

“It’s a problem for me to speak about, because I don’t under stand how you can all chomp at this thing. I have nothing to say, I have no experience with it and cannot be as excited about talking about it as obviously you are. That’s all.

“For me it’s not a positive thing. I have no experience with it so, nothing to say.”

Conversely,while working as a pundit on ITV last night, Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane expressed his views on the situation in no uncertain terms. 

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