Jürgen Klopp hits back at politicians with joke about remaining in Europe
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Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has responded to the country's political leaders trying to make capital out of Liverpool's win in the House of Commons.
At Prime Minister's Questions the leader of the opposition referenced Klopp in his question on Brexit to Theresa May.
He said: "In view of the amazing performance of Liverpool last night, perhaps the prime minister could take some tips from Jürgen Klopp on how to get a good result in Europe?"
May responded with another reference to Liverpool, saying: "I actually think that ... what it shows is, that when everyone says it's all over, that your European opposition have got you beat, the clock's ticking down, it's time to concede defeat, actually we can still secure success if everyone comes together."
The Liverpool manager has since been asked about the use of the club's performance at the despatch box, at a press conferenced recorded by This Is Anfield.
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The trouble is, he tried to do it through the medium of comedy, and his joke was somewhat lost in translation.
Klopp once again reaffirmed his Remain values, claiming he didn't think Brexit would happen, before attempting to deliver his killer punchline.
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"For England obviously, at least, the big clubs want to stay with all they have in Europe."
As he waited for the reaction the People's Vote backer continued to nod, before he realised the attempt at a joke hadn't received the reception he wanted.
"You didn't understand that now," he joked, as journalists finally laughed.
"Because the rest of the country doesn't want it," he hurriedly explained.
"We've come to a point where you don't understand, sorry it's my language, I really thought it was a good one."
His attempt at humour was praised by some Liverpool fans and Remainers, but was predictably criticised by Brexiteers.