Jurgen Klopp felt “really happy” with the Champions League report
The Reds manager Jurgen Klopp felt happy and relieved after the disclosure of an independent report about the Champions League final.
Last year the UEFA Champions League final took place at the Stade de France between Real Madrid and Liverpool. The game was delayed by 36 minutes as the Reds fans were not able to gain access to the stadium. Both French authorities and police blamed the ticketless supporters for creating chaos.
But now according to an independent report, it is found UEFA bore “primary responsibility” for creating a such chaotic situation. The report also claims that no lives were lost due to this mismanagement by UEFA.
Both French police and French Federation are blamed for “contributory fault” and also the Merseyside giant’s fans are praised for being “instrumental” in preventing fatalities.
Jurgen Klopp on Champions League incident
Speaking to liverpoolfc.com Klopp said
“I think it’s super-important that, finally, it’s official, let me say it like this. I’m not sure, at least in my life, there was never a case with more evidence, where I knew more about [it] when I was not directly involved because I was on the other side of the wall in the stadium, pretty much,”
He further added
“But families, friends, they were all there and everybody knew how our supporters behaved, but it really feels good, it feels just right that it’s now official and everybody knows it now because there were so many things said after the game, which we knew they were wrong. It was just lies. So I’m really happy that it’s finally said officially.”
The Merseyside giants previously lost against Real Madrid in the Champions League final due to Vinicius Junior’s goal coming from an inch-perfect Fede Valverde’s cross.
But now the Reds are looking for revenge against the Los Blancos. While the Reds and the Whites collied they will be locking horns for the 10th time in the UEFA Champions League.