Jürgen Klopp believes the abuse Liverpool received at Leeds on Monday was only a first taste of what awaits the six Premier League clubs involved in the Supe League fiasco.
when the crowd returned to the stadium.
The Liverpool manager was stunned by the hostile reception welcoming his side's arrival at Elland Road and the habit of walking before their game in town. It was reported from the latest mpo slot that on Friday he appealed to Liverpool fans to turn away from the latest controversy caused by Fenway Sports Group, insisting that the owner had made a "bad decision" but "not a bad guy", and said there was no reason to punish the club. involved in it. a collapsed project. But he accepts there will be no escape from the consequences of the actions of his owner, and the rage that is rife in
football, when fans are allowed to return.
"The Leeds fans wanted to show us, as a team, they were shouting at us that we were greedy. What are you talking about? But that's the situation we all create, "said Klopp, who has yet to receive an apology directly from Liverpool's main owner, John W. Henry.
Asked if he feared the abuse would worsen next season, Klopp replied: “I'm not worried about it, I knew it would be like this. Football fans are like this. It might not only be for Liverpool, but also for us, I'm sure. It's not about fair play at times like these. I'm pretty sure the Leeds fans who show up at the stadium and chase us, they know we're not involved in it but they don't care. They just want to tell us what they tell us. Yes, it would be even worse if people returned to the stadium. I don't know what we're going to do with that next season. I have no idea. It doesn't help us. "
Klopp and Pep Guardiola claim the Super League controversy should not reduce the problems that the UEFA Champions League reforms from 2024 will cause, when the number of teams involved increased from 32 to 36 and the minimum number of games
increased from six to 10.
The Manchester City manager said: “All the managers and players are asking for better quality and the world of football is looking for quantity. But we are not responsible for that. We have to ask UEFA and FIFA to extend the year - maybe 400 days a year. Maybe then they can find a solution for that. Of course there will be more injuries. In the end the players play because they like to play, but injuries come. UEFA knows that, of course they know that. Do they care? Absolutely not."
Klopp concurs: “The Super League doesn't count anymore. Good. Very well. But the new Champions League is not: 'Oh great, let's do that!' There are 10 games, not six, and I don't know where we're going to put them. Maybe UEFA will ask for the cup competition in England to be canceled, or we only have 18 teams in the league. Say that to the Premier League and EFL and they say: "No way." The only people who haven't been asked are the coaches, the players and the supporters. I know the supporters think we are paid a lot, but we are already on the brink, and all the coaches think the same, believe me. "
Despite Klopp's desire to finish this episode, there is still determination among the 14 clubs and other Premier League authorities to introduce measures to prevent another threat of secession. The possibility of sanctions remains on the table. The Football
Association and the Premier League are understood to be working together to make future treason impossible. The FA chief executive, Mark Bullingham, said: “Our main focus is to work to ensure this never happens again. We are exploring all options to prevent it, including the law and changes to our rule book. There is nothing outside the table. "
Klopp claims the six Premier League clubs do not deserve any punishment. "I see no reason to punish the club because nothing happened," he said. "We are in the same situation as before. If someone wants to punish us, I can't change that. "