Jurgen Klopp has given his backing to John W Henry after the Liverpool proprietor angered supporters over his intent to hitch the European Tremendous League.
The Reds have been one among six Premier League golf equipment who initially pledged to kind a breakaway competitors to rival the Champions League final week.
However after an enormous backlash to the controversial plans, all six groups withdrew from the competitors simply 48 hours later.
The fallout of the failed breakaway has been enormous, with Liverpool supporters among the many teams of followers demanding homeowners to promote up and go away their beloved golf equipment over their ‘betrayal’.
Fan protest surrounded the build-up to their midweek draw with Leeds United, with anti-Fenway Sports activities Group banners remaining tied exterior Anfield for days after the preliminary Tremendous League information broke.
However Klopp, who has at all times been towards the concept of a European Tremendous League being launched, has backed Henry and the Liverpool hierarchy, insisting they’re ‘not unhealthy folks’ and their relationship won’t be affected by the drama.
“Our homeowners usually are not excellent, like i’m not excellent, however they’re not unhealthy folks,” Klopp mentioned on Friday, forward of Saturday’s recreation towards Newcastle.
“They’ve realized their lesson, I’m positive. My solely hope is that our relationship with followers will likely be stronger in spite of everything this.
“There was no private apology from John W Henry, however that was not mandatory for my part as a result of I used to be talked about within the apology, and the group as effectively, in order that was private sufficient for me.”
The Reds supervisor continued: “I’ve identified the homeowners for six years, I do know there are moments they didn’t make the proper selections, this one for positive, however it doesn’t change issues an excessive amount of. I do know the folks I’m working with.
“It’s utterly regular after this that folks take into consideration keep on, however it takes an extended time, you possibly can’t kind it out in every week.
“As a group we should be targeting the issues we’re really right here for – taking part in soccer.”
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Whereas Klopp is relieved that the ESL won’t go forward, he’s no fan of the proposed different plans to shake up the Champions League, both.
He defined: “The perfect factor concerning the ESL is that it didn’t occur, however UEFA gave me one hour to take a look at the brand new Champions League plans and I don’t like them both’
“No one requested us, it’s simply, ‘play extra video games’, and as I’ve mentioned earlier than, it’s simply not doable!”