This Cranky Soccer Manager’s Super Confrontational Interview is One For the Books
— GrandOldTeam.com (@grandoldteam) December 10, 2017
This guy makes Bill Belichick seem warm and fuzzy.
Jurgen Klopp, the manager for the English Premier League team Liverpool F.C., spoke to Sky Sports reporter Patrick Davison about his team’s 1-1 draw with Everton, which included a contentious penalty called against his side. And he was not happy.
The video above really gets going at the 1:45 mark. Klopp asks Davison whether the alleged foul should’ve been ruled a penalty. Davison said he believed it should’ve been. Klopp went off.
“Ha ha ha!” Klopp cackled. “Then we can stop the interview. Because I only want to talk with people who have a little bit of understanding of football.”
Davison informed Klopp that former players who were back in the studio agreed with him that the penalty should’ve been called. The manager looked earnestly into the camera, and made a sarcastic apology.
“I’m sorry,” Klopp deadpanned. “I’m wrong, and you are right.”
Props to Davison for not only continuing the interview as the coach got more surly, but actually asking yet another question that he knew would not be well received. Klopp rambled for a minute. Then he closed the interview by adding one more comment before storming off.
“There are bigger catastrophes on this planet than getting a point in a game like this,” the manager said.
Watch above, via Twitter — and again, we’d advise you to fast-forward to 1:45 to get to the good stuff. (h/t Awful Announcing)
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