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‘A real joke!’ – Klopp not impressed by Leeds ‘earn it’ shirts

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The Whites took a stand against the European Super League ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League outing against Liverpool.


Jurgen Klopp was not impressed with Leeds United’s warm-up Champions League t-shirts bearing the message ‘earn it’, calling them “a real joke”.

Prior to the kick-off against Liverpool, one of the 12 founding members of the new competition, Leeds openly expressed their disapproval of the European Super League.

The Whites players’ pregame warm-up shirts also had the message ‘Football is for the fans’ on the back while fans were also seen protesting outside Elland Road.


The Liverpool head coach is also against the idea of the breakaway Super League but was furious over how Wednesday’s opponents reacted.

Klopp told Sky Sports pre-match: “I saw there are warm-up shirts, which we will not wear.

“We cannot, but if someone thinks they have to remind us that we have to earn it to play in the Champions League, it’s a joke. A real joke!


“And they put [the shirt] in our dressing room. If it was a Leeds idea, thank you very much. Nobody has to remind us. Maybe they should remind themselves.”

Sadio Mane gave Liverpool the lead one minute after the half-hour mark but Diego Llorente scored a late equaliser to ensure Leeds do not walk away empty-handed.