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Senegal boss Cisse blasts Liverpool manager Klopp: Who does he think he is?

Senegal boss Aliou Cisse has taken aim at Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp over recent comments about the African Cup of Nations.

Klopp clashed with one reporter after describing AFCON as a "little" tournament and insisted his words had been taken out of context.

But despite the clarification, Klopp's remarks did not go down well with Cisse, who asked: "Who does Klopp think he is?"

The former Birmingham and Portsmouth midfielder said: “I manage Senegal and my players play for Klopp at Liverpool.

“I respect Liverpool but not Klopp who undermines African football events. He is where he is today because of African footballers.

“He was losing every final until Salah, Mane, Matip came to his rescue to win his first-ever major European final.

“Today, he has the guts to call AFCON a 'small tournament'. AFCON has the same number of participants, 24, as the UEFA Euro. So who does he think he is?

“AFCON will have the same superstars that are currently helping him to shine at Liverpool. AFCON is the same quality as the Euros."

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