Liverpool players, staff unaware of any ESL developments: Klopp

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Liverpool – April 20 (Online): Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that he and his squad had found out about the club’s involvement in plans for a breakaway Super League only on Sunday and urged fans to not blame the players.
The German, who has spoken out in the past against a European Super League, told Sky Sports television that his opinion had not changed since 2019 when he said he hoped it never happened.
“I heard first hand about it yesterday,” he said ahead of Monday’s Premier League game at Leeds United. “We got some information, not a lot to be honest. Most of the things you can read in newspapers or wherever.
“It’s a tough one. People are not happy with that, I can understand that. But I cannot say a lot more about it because we were not involved in any processes, not the players, not me. We didn’t know about it.”
Twelve of Europe’s top football clubs announced on Sunday they were launching a breakaway Super League in the face of widespread opposition from within the game and beyond.
Liverpool have won the Champions League, or previous European Cup, six times with Klopp celebrating success in 2019.
Klopp said his aim as a manager was always to coach a team in the Champions League and he liked the fact that a club like West Ham United, not one of the 12, could play in the tournament next year if they finished in the top four in England.
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