Jurgen Klopp Fires Parting Shots On Rio Ferdinand For Infamous 2020 Comment


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has fired parting shots on Man United legend Rio Ferdinand as he braces for his Anfield exit.

Klopp, 56, will leave Liverpool after nine years with the club. It is a pretty more relaxed atmosphere for the German as he nears his Anfield exit.

Liverpool were capitulated in the Premier League title race this season and bundled out of the FA Cup and Europa League. From chasing a quadruple to settling for the EFL Cup only; it is not an ending Klopp had envisaged.

However, it appears the legendary Reds’ manager has settled in the fortitude of his heroic spell with the club enough to undermine the disappointment of a single campaign that spiraled out of control in the run-ins.

Klopp showed that sense of satisfaction as he chatted happily with Liverpool fans’ channel, Redmen TV, in what is his last media parley with the Reds’ fans before bidding farewell to the Merseyside outfit.

However, some memories were worth recalling for the former Borussia Dortmund boss and one of them was his fallout with Rio Ferdinand in 2020 for the latter’s infamous comment

What happened?

Liverpool were leading the Premier League table in 2019/20 season when the COVID-19 pandemic hit hard, forcing the Premier League and other top leagues in Europe to suspend fixtures and close Stadiums.

In the heat of the pandemic, Ferdinand had said the Premier League should be canceled and restarted afresh when the pandemic subsides.

Jurgen Klopp seemed unfazed by the comment and has now fired what could be described as a parting shot at Rio Ferdinand.

Recalling Ferdinand’s comment, Klopp bragged he did not give Ferdinand a good interview recently although he had forgotten the United legend was the one who called for the cancellation of the league when Liverpool were leading.

”Rio Ferdinand I think said it, “I think you should null and void the league”‘, Klopp said.

”I forgot that actually that he was [the one who said that] because I gave him an interview only recently… it was not a good interview anyway.”

Klopp will leave Liverpool returning the team to the Champions League after missing out last term. His 2019/20 Premier League triumph happened to be his only Premier League title with the Reds. However, he is still regarded as one of the most successful Liverpool managers with six major trophies, including the Champions League.


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