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Manchester United v Liverpool: Angry Klopp storms out of TV interview following FA Cup defeat

Jurgen Klopp showed his frustration at Liverpool’s FA Cup defeat to Manchester United by storming out of a post-match interview with a Norwegian TV channel.

Klopp took umbrage at a line of questioning from a reporter from V Sport after being asked about Liverpool’s drop in intensity during extra-time.

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Liverpool edged 3-2 ahead when Harvey Elliott scored in the 105th minute at Old Trafford yesterday only for Marcus Rashford to equalise and Amad Diallo to grab a dramatic winner for the hosts with virtually the final kick of a pulsating encounter.

It ended Liverpool’s bid to land a domestic and continental quadruple in Klopp’s final season in charge and the German’s irritation was clear to see afterwards.

Asked about Liverpool seemingly running out of gas as the game went on, he snapped: “That’s a bit of a dumb question I have to say.

“If you see us often…if you never saw us, you can ask how can they have more resources. We played I don’t know how many games recently. I don’t know how many games exactly United have played. That’s sport. 

“Really disappointed by that question but you obviously thought it was good.”

The reporter followed up by clarifying Klopp’s explanation was down to “too many games”, at which Klopp responded: “Oh you don’t think that. Come on.

“You are obviously not in a great shape and I have no nerves for you.”

The former Borussia Dortmund boss then exited the interview and walked past the reporter.

Klopp was more measured when he spoke to the BBC after the match.

He said: “United had a really good start in the game, we didn’t. We used the time and adapted well. We were outstanding but we had to finish the game off and we didn’t.

“If you’re only one goal up it’s clear your opponent is still there and we lost it in the end. I cannot ask for more. The boys gave everything.

“You have to accept the result. They deserve to go to the next round. There was a period in the second half when we should have finished it but we didn’t and we knew they could come back.

“I think my boys showed incredible character again, super effort. Everybody showed it. You cannot compare our season to United’s with the amount of games. It’s fine, we deal with it.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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