Just before Liverpool’s match against Leeds United, Jurgen Klopp spoke about the new European Super League’s creation.
Jurgen Klopp was very clear about the European Super League’s creation back in 2019. He is completely against it and he believes the Champions League model is optimal. Basically, he shares the same concern about this decision as the rest of the world. This massive money grab from the most powerful clubs in the world was expected to get major backlash. It has already been established that the club owners are the ones pushing for it to happen and it’s strictly for money.
This is what Klopp said back in 2019: “I hope this Super League will never happen. With the way the Champions League is now running, football has a great product, even with the Europa League. For me, the Champions League is the Super League, in which you do not always end up playing against the same teams. Of course, it’s economically important, but why should we create a system where Liverpool faces Real Madrid for 10 straight years? Who wants to see that every year?”
Has Klopp changed his position?
On a hectic day for world football, the Leeds United vs Liverpool match took a whole new dimension. One of the clubs that the Super League affects terribly vs one of the clubs involved in the breakaway that is about to happen. Klopp spoke to Sky Sports about this decision and where he stands: “My opinion didn’t change. Obviously I heard for the first time about it yesterday, and trying to prepare a game, a very difficult game against Leeds, and I knew so far we got some information, not a lot to be honest.
“It’s a tough one. People are not happy about it, and I can understand that, but I cannot say a lot more about it because we were not involved in any processes, not the players not me, we didn’t know about it. That’s the case or the fact, the facts are out there. We will have to wait to see how it develops.”