Watch: Jurgen Klopp urges fans to calm down over Super League protests
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged supporters to calm their protests over the aborted Super League.
The club were one of 12 that had planned to form their own league before an intense backlash forced its abandonment.
And Klopp was keen to absolve the Liverpool players of any blame for the fiasco.
Speaking to BT Sport, Klopp said: “Look, it hurt a lot. The thing was that yes our owners made a mistake. We’ve said it often enough, they know it and these kind of things.
“What I didn’t like in that moment was it – the Leeds supporters were a good example, they went on us. We had nothing to do with that, we are just the face of the club. Our supporters had nothing to do with that.
“We didn’t even have the idea, we had nothing to do about it and that’s what for me is really important that we don’t forget that. It’s constantly mentioned, Liverpool Football Club, Liverpool Football Club – no, it was not Liverpool Football Club.
“It was representatives of Liverpool Football Club, we have to make a difference. ‘That’s really very important. I see the pictures the last few days of the Arsenal and Chelsea stuff like this… I really think, you all have to calm down.”
"You all have to calm down. It's winding people up."
"Nobody wanted it. Definitely. But now let's deal with it."
A passionate Jurgen Klopp on dealing with, and moving forward from the European Super League fallout.
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