Jurgen Klopp storms out of interview and mocks reporter

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp stormed out of an interview after his side’s 4-3 defeat to Manchester United following a question about the Reds’ energy levels.

The chance to send Klopp off with a quadruple was ended by Amad Diallo’s 120th-minute winner at Old Trafford, leaving United celebrating as the Red Devils booked their place in the semi-final of the FA Cup.

After the game, Klopp held an interview with Danish outlet Viaplay but, after a question about Liverpool’s lack of intensity, took aim at the reporter and stormed out.

“Normally intensity is the name of your game, so how come it became so difficult in extra-time?” Klopp was asked.

“Bit of a dumb question, I have to say,” the Liverpool boss responded. “We played I don’t know how many games recently, I don’t know how many games United exactly played. That’s sport.

“Really disappointed about that question, but you thought obviously it’s good.”

The reporter followed up, “So too many games?”, to which a frustrated Klopp concluded: “Oh, ah come on, you are obviously not in a great shape, and I have no nerves for you.”

Mohamed Salah, Jurgen KloppMohamed Salah, Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool’s FA Cup dream came to a close / Stu Forster/GettyImages

After leaving the set, Klopp turned back to the reporter and asked: “What is wrong with you? What did you want?”

With a large smile on their face, the reporter asked: “How come you’re so provocative?”

In an earlier interview, Klopp pointed to Liverpool’s hectic schedule for justification for his side’s declining energy levels. The Reds have played 18 matches so far in 2024, whereas United have faced just 12.

“We were nearly there in normal time and nearly there in extra-time and then we lose the game, that’s alright,” he said. “I cannot ask for much more.

“We have had a much more intense season so far, everybody knows that, you just have to count the games. Today was hard, very hard. The longer the game goes, the decision-making doesn’t get any better.

“Congratulations to United, going to the semi-final. We have a game less, or have two games less, and we [will] try to use that in the next few weeks.”


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