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Liverpool boss Klopp: No-one told me about Super League before Leeds clash

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has again admitted no-one from the ownership told him about their Super League plans before their clash with Leeds United.

Klopp says he was placed in a difficult spot as he prepared to field questions about it before and after the 1-1 draw with Leeds last month.

"It's the truth [I was never told beforehand] and I had a game that day and I am a pretty focused guy, so when we have a game I am in this mood and focused on that," Klopp told the Anfield Wrap.

"Of course then you have to think about it and you don't have a lot of time before you give your answers in public and all this.

"I said thank God that I said already two years ago what I think about it so that didn't change.

"I was raised in Germany with not the same ownership system [as England], but the same football system with promotion and relegation and I enjoyed it for 53 years or 47 years since I can think, so for me it is completely normal that I love the underdogs succeeding and all these kinds of things.

"I am long enough in the business to know that other things are important as well and it is not always possible that we do the romantic stuff, I accept that definitely.

"But at this moment it was absolutely tough to talk about it because obviously whatever we say on air will create big stories.

"I knew from the first moment that we have to be careful what we say because it could cause trouble and that is what happened."

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