Jurgen Klopp will be DISRUPTED by fans smashing a window in the Real Madrid bus three years after the embarrassing attack on the Manchester City coach … the person who did it DESTROYED Liverpool’s reputation
Jürgen Klopp’s face was warped, a mixture of anger and bewilderment. It was lunchtime on Friday 6 April 2018 and the Liverpool manager was working through his emotions before launching his attack.
“I’m ashamed,” Klopp hissed. ‘I don’t have the words. They are idiots in this situation. How can you do that? It’s not a bit funny. You give people this chance to create something beautiful, but people don’t understand the rules. ‘
Klopp was devastated by the damage the Manchester City coach had done for the Champions League quarter-final three years ago. He apologized to Pep Guardiola in an attempt to build bridges, but some wounds are impossible to heal.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will be hurt by the controversy before Real Madrid draw
In 2018, the Manchester City bus was hit by objects thrown by Liverpool supporters
City was never forgotten that night – especially the fact that no arrests were made by the Merseyside police. Fast forward three years and another team that visited Anfield for a Champions League quarter-final suffered a similar experience.
A window of their carriage was shattered by an object thrown by a crowd gathered on Anfield Road. It wasn’t an attack on the scale of whoever was unleashed on City’s vehicle, but that’s not the point. Whoever did it smashed a panel, but also shredded a club’s reputation.
This is not an overreaction. It is only a minority within a minority, but it only takes one match to start an inferno and the publicity about the negative publicity Liverpool will receive about this incident will not be forgotten anytime soon.
Real Madrid’s bus window was damaged on the drive to Anfield to take on Liverpool
Liverpool – as was the case on the night of the City game – wasted no time issuing a statement saying: ‘We unequivocally condemn the actions that resulted in damage to Real Madrid’s team bus during its arrival at Anfield tonight. .
‘It is totally unacceptable and embarrassing behavior on the part of a few individuals. We sincerely apologize to our visitors for any suffering. We will work with the Merseyside Police Department to establish the facts and identify those responsible. ‘
This time there is no excuse. There weren’t the same crowds outside the stadium as the night City came to town, the camera images shouldn’t be that hard to decipher. If they don’t want to be a pushover, the Merseyside police have to act.
In a season of wall-to-wall negativity, this was the last thing Liverpool needed to be involved in. And in that regard, don’t underestimate how angry Klopp will be about all this. He is proud to be Liverpool’s manager and has embraced all of the club’s history and tradition.
What the deadheads are too fat to understand is that Klopp will feel this as if the object was thrown directly at him. This was a night he hoped and expected was about football. That there is another story will hurt him deeply.
Liverpool fans gathered off the ground to greet the Real Madrid coach ahead of the second leg
Red torches were fired off the ground by home fans to welcome both teams to the ground