Jurgen Klopp yet to receive personal Super League apology from John W. Henry

Liverpool's manager talks about how he hadn't been given a personal apology from owner John W. Henry, but accepts his global video message as 'personal enough.'
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Jurgen Klopp admitted he nor the team hadn't received a personal message of apology from principal owner John W. Henry over the situation. 

The European Super League has dominated headlines this week after it rose to the height of controversy before it came crashing down on Tuesday evening.

Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group, have been criticised on a number of occasions throughout the saga.

Monday's trip to Elland Road saw the travelling champions succumb to criticism and protests after it was announced that the Reds had signed a deal that would secure their involvement in the breakaway competition.

Jurgen Klopp's side were the first of the English 'big six' thrust in front of the global media amidst accusations of greed and calls to expel the clubs from all competitions.

Liverpool let their lead slip after a late Diego Llorente header, four minutes from time, to ensure no side left empty-handed. 

Following the game, stand-in captain James Milner and the German addressed the media. Both of whom spoke negatively about the proposals whilst the latter made it clear he and his players played no part in the decision.


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Ahead of Newcastle's trip to Anfield, the Reds manager was quizzed about owner, John W Henry, and his response after the American published an apology on Wednesday.

On the matter of whether the 71-year-old has had any contact with the players and manager in the form of a formal apology, the 53-year-old said:

"No, we had not. 

"I don’t think its necessary because I think I was mentioned in the apology and the team as well, so that was personal enough for me."

Klopp then added he's yet to even speak with the owners since the backlash over the failed competition's announcement. "No we didn’t speak about it since then."

The manager was openly critical of the Super League, as was Reds captain Jordan Henderson who led his teammates into sharing their honest thoughts of the competition. 

Klopp then reached out to fans who've called for new ownership of their football club. 

"I know the owners. I've know them for six years. I've known there's been some moments where there might not of made the right decisions, this time for sure. 

"That doesn’t change for me too much because I prefer dealing with the problems and the people I know, rather than just changing as you may have the same problems again. 

"It’s completely normal that everybody thinks how can we carry on? But this obviously needs longer time, and we cannot solve this in a week." 

He then reiterated his statements by hoping the scenario will strengthen the bond between supporters and the football club, despite the backlash he received on Monday night against Leeds United. 

"I would say yes, it was tough at Leeds. We were pretty much thrown into it we had no idea what was going on." 

"I wouldn’t say we only drew at Leeds because of that, we just try to concentrate on football again, but we are not dead, things are still going on and the only thing I can say is that I really hope the bond between the supporters and us might even get stronger and we don’t always discuss bad past decisions. 

"I can tell you I know our owners they’re not perfect like I am not perfect like you are not perfect, but theyre not bad people. They made a not so good decision that’s true but let’s carry on."