Liverpool omit European Super League mention from Klopp and Milner interviews

Liverpool have published transcripts of Jurgen Klopp and James Milner’s post-match interviews after their 1-1 draw away at Leeds – albeit without any mention of their thoughts on the club’s European Super League plans.

The Reds were denied victory late on by Marcelo Bielsa’s men, with Diego Llorente’s 87th-minute strike cancelling out an opener from Sadio Mane.

However, Monday night’s game at Elland Road was overshadowed by the shocking events of the previous 24 hours, which saw Liverpool and 11 other European clubs confirm their plans to break away and form a controversial Super League.

The news has sparked widespread anger throughout the continent, given that founding members of the league are guaranteed qualification year on year regardless of sporting achievements.

When the idea of a Super League was first proposed in 2019, Klopp insisted he would fully be against it.

And before the draw with Leeds on Monday Liverpool’s manager admitted his stance has not changed, with Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville claiming he “destroyed” the club’s owners by openly opposing the plans.

Klopp was also grilled on the topic in his post-match interview with Sky Sports, but Liverpoolfc.com failed to ask a single question about it in their own chat with him after the game.

The Reds website instead stuck to questions purely about the 1-1 draw, despite the earth-shattering proposal dominating headlines in both European and world football right now.

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  • Vice-captain Milner also expressed his opposition to the project in his post-match interview with Sky Sports, admitting that he “doesn’t like it” and hopes it does not come to fruition.

    Liverpool published a transcript of that interview on their website, but the 35-year-old’s comments about the European Super League were left out.

    Alan Shearer believes it is “clearly wrong” that Premier League managers and players are being forced to field awkward questions about the project instead of club officials.

    According to This Is Anfield, Liverpool’s Fenway Sports Group owners have cancelled a scheduled all-staff meeting on Tuesday amid criticism over the plans.

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