Jurgen Klopp insisted his comments were taken out of context after he was embroiled in a fiery exchange with an angry reporter on Wednesday night.
The Liverpool manager, following his side’s 2-0 win against Porto, was called up on what he said on Saturday when he described the African Cup of Nations a ‘little tournament’ while talking about international breaks.
Yet on Wednesday a journalist, speaking via video link to Klopp, demanded an apology and believed Klopp would never say a ‘little tournament in Europe’ – yet the German moved to defend his comments as he referred to losing the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to the event starting in January.
In full, the reporter firstly asked: ‘Hi Jurgen, during your last pre-match presser, you deliberately called the Africa Cup of Nations a “little tournament”. (DailyMail)