Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool manager’s outburst ‘absolutely no problem’, says Danish reporter

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool manager’s outburst ‘absolutely no problem’, says Danish reporter

18 March 2024 0 By Total Football News
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp argues with Viaplay reporter Niels Christian Frederiksen
Jurgen Klopp was unhappy that Liverpool’s intensity was questioned following their defeat by Manchester United

Danish reporter Niels Christian Frederiksen insists he has “absolutely no problem” after facing an outburst from Jurgen Klopp following Liverpool’s FA Cup loss at Manchester United.

A clip of the Liverpool manager angrily ending a post-match interview with Frederiksen for Viaplay went viral on social media on Sunday evening.

“What is wrong with you?” Klopp asked the interviewer.

Frederiksen says the exchange continued after the cameras stopped rolling.

“It continued after what was seen on TV. He continued down the hallway, where he yelled and screamed at me. I also followed him because I thought it was something strange,” Frederiksen told Danish sports magazine Tipsbladetexternal-link on Monday.

Klopp was frustrated by questions about his team’s intensity during their dramatic 4-3 quarter-final defeat at Old Trafford.

“Come on, you’re obviously not in a great shape and I have no nerves for you,” he told the reporter as he brought the interview to a premature end.

“I interpret it mostly as an expression of his terrible frustration that they lost to Manchester United in the manner it happened, where they were ahead twice and should have sealed the deal,” Frederiksen added.

“Then he got a question about why they didn’t have intensity in the game, and then he snapped.

“That’s fair enough. I have absolutely no problem with that. There will be absolutely no problems in the future. I can’t imagine that at all.

“When I interview him again, we’ll still be good friends – professionally speaking. I don’t think he holds a grudge, and I certainly don’t.”

Frederiksen also rejected suggestions on social media that Klopp’s “you’re obviously not in a great shape” comment was in relation to his weight.

“No, no, no, that’s not what he meant at all,” he said. “First of all, I’m not overweight, and if I was, he would never, ever say that. Klopp is not like that.

“It wasn’t meant like that at all. He’s not at all mean. He meant that I was unable and unfit to ask questions. There was nothing else.”

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