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Watch: "That's Not How Life Works"- Klopp Delivers Anti-Bullshit Masterclass

Watch: "That's Not How Life Works"- Klopp Delivers Anti-Bullshit Masterclass
By Mikey Traynor
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Liverpool manager Jurden Klopp is a good man for an entertaining press conference, but this week's pre-match meeting with the media gave us a look at just why the German is so well liked in football.

Ahead of Liverpool's clash with Southampton this weekend, Klopp delivered an absolute masterclass in how to deal with absolute bullshit.

The bullshit, in this case, was Wayne Rooney apologising for going drinking while away on international duty, as while surely it was a juicy story for the red tops to label him a disgrace, there is no need to ask the manager of a different club about it ahead of a match with another totally unrelated club.

When asked how he felt about the story, Klopp made light of the outrage, sympathised with Wayne Rooney, and dropped a fantastic quote that perfectly summed up the situation.

I have no idea, but no problem, most of the time I speak about things that I have no idea about, so why shouldn't I do it now?

What I can say, I feel really for the players. I know we are on the sunny side of life, we earn a lot of money and we do the job we love, and all that stuff, but at the end, maybe it's a surprise there is a human being behind the kid.

Sometimes we are invited to something, a wedding, birthday, and then we can play the professional role still and say 'No, we don't drink, no please' and 'if you smoke, please, 20 yards between me and you, because I don't want to be a passive smoker'... That's not how life works.

This generation is the most professional generation of footballers, not only in England, we've ever had. All the legends you still love and the guys you still admire, they drank like devils and they smoked like crazy, and they were still great players.



What a man.


Whereas most managers would simply decline to comment, or maybe give some cliche about how a player should conduct themselves, Klopp looks at the bigger picture and asks what the big deal is. And he's spot on.

Does anybody give a shit that Jack Wilshere smoked a cigarette on a night out? No, and yet this is front page news whenever it happens.

Klopp is fighting the good fight, simply by being himself.

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