Jürgen Klopp speaks out against Brexit and calls for a second vote

PUBLISHED: 13:07 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:07 23 April 2018

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp


Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has said that Brexit makes "no sense" and called for a second referendum on Britain staying in the EU.

Speaking to the Guardian, the 50-year-old said the EU was not perfect but "was the best idea we had".

The German said: “When Mr Cameron had the idea you thought: ‘This is not something people should decide in a moment.’

"We are all influenced by the way only some of the argument is given, and once the decision is taken nobody gives you a real opportunity to change it again.

"The choice was either you stay in Europe, which is not perfect, or you go out into something nobody has any idea how it will work.

“So you give people the chance to make this big decision. And then it’s a 51-49 vote and you’re thinking: ‘Wow, 49% are not happy with the decision that’s going to change the country.’ For the 51%, I’m sure they realised pretty early after the vote: ‘What have we done?’."

Britain and the EU needed to "sit together again", Mr Klopp said, calling for a second referendum to be held.

"Let’s think about it again and let’s vote again with the right information – not with the information you’ve got around the Brexit campaign," he said. "They were obviously not right, not all of them. It makes no sense at all.”

He added: The EU is not perfect but it was the best idea we had. History has always shown that when we stay together we can sort out problems.

"When we split then we start fighting. There was not one time in history where division creates success. So, for me, Brexit still makes no sense.”

Mr Klopp will lead Liverpool into their Champions League semi-final first leg against AS Roma tomorrow night.

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