Gary Lineker has hit out at Jurgen Klopp over his recent comments regarding the reaction to the European Super League fall out.
However, Lineker did not take kindly to Klopp’s comments and claimed they were “spectacularly tone deaf”.
“The thing was, yes, our owners made a mistake. We said it often enough, they know it,” Klopp said.
“What I didn’t like in that moment… the Leeds supporters are a good example. They are not better than others or worse than others, but they went on us.
"You all have to calm down. It's winding people up."
"Nobody wanted it. Definitely. But now let's deal with it."
A passionate Jurgen Klopp on dealing with, and moving forward from the European Super League fallout.
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 24, 2021
“I’ve seen the pictures over the last few days, last night Arsenal and Chelsea as well. I really think you all have to calm down.
“There are three journalists all the time, talking all day about it. It’s winding up people. We are still in a pandemic.
“People are out there without face masks shouting their opinions. Pundits have to calm down. Yes, we didn’t want it, but let’s deal with it. The people, they learned their lessons, 100 per cent.
“So just relax a little bit, we have to carry on. That’s always what we have to do.”
Lineker responds to Jurgen Klopp.
Following Klopp’s comments, Lineker took to social media to offer a damning response to the German.
“A handful of owners try to tear our game apart and may well try to do so again,” Lineker tweeted.
“And we’re just told to ‘calm down and move on’. Huge admirer of Klopp but he’s spectacularly tone deaf here.
“Without the fans of our beautiful game it would be much uglier today.”
A handful of owners try to tear our game apart and may well try to do so again, and we’re just told to ‘calm down and move on’. Huge admirer of Klopp but he’s spectacularly tone deaf here. Without the fans of our beautiful game it would be much uglier today. https://t.co/rRH40Kal0p
— Gary Lineker ? (@GaryLineker) April 24, 2021
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