‘Everybody had a little bit too much alcohol’: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gives explanation for viral video with German punk band after Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid
- The day after Liverpool’s Champions League final loss Jurgen Klopp was videoed
- Klopp was seen with friends from a German punk bang singing a funny song
- The lyrics revolved around Liverpool’s European run, and Real Madrid’s luck
- Asked about the video, Klopp explained people had ‘little bit too much alcohol’
Jurgen Klopp is certainly not a manager to dwell on a defeat, and the football world found this out after the iconic German went viral singing a song with friends in the aftermath of Liverpool’s Champions League defeat.
The Reds fell to a 3-1 loss to Spanish giants Real Madrid in Kiev, spelling an end to a campaign where they smashed the goal-scoring record of European football’s elite competition.
While some were drowning their sorrows Klopp was having a sing with friends in a German punk band, and the footage quickly went viral.
Jurgen Klopp has opened up on the viral video of him singing after Champions League defeat
The German was seen among friends singing about the ‘luck’ of opponents Real Madrid
Klopp was upbeat and has now admitted ‘everyone had a little bit too much alcohol’
Klopp and Co were heard singing about how Liverpool ‘saw the European Cup,’ but ‘Real Madrid had all the f****** luck.’
Having now been asked about that infamous video, Klopp was forthcoming with his response.
‘Well, everybody obviously had a little bit too much alcohol, and when that happens then you should put all smartphones away!’ said the German during an interview with Goal.
‘That’s the best advice.’
Some fans were still mulling over the final itself, in which two calamitous errors from goalkeeper Loris Karius ultimately cost the Reds the game.
The young ‘keeper had a difficult evening, which was made worse after suffering concussion courtesy of a stray elbow from Sergio Ramos.
Despite the lively nature of his singing exploits, Klopp was keen to ensure his upbeat nature did not mean he was unconcerned about the defeat.
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‘But I can say this, with all I have, I want to win. I hate losing. I have had to learn to accept it but I still hate it,’ Klopp added.
‘But after the final whistle, I don’t waste my life suffering. I don’t take the defeat around with me, I go somewhere for a few moments and then I’m done.
‘It cannot help to carry it around. You have to put it away, you can’t go through the game again and say “but this and that”. The things from the game are obvious and I can talk about them, but I don’t feel them. That’s how it is.’