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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.

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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.

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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!

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“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.