Jurgen Klopp has come out to react to what Liverpool fans did before their FA Cup game against Chelsea. The manager said the booing during the national anthem before the FA Cup final was “not something he enjoyed.” Liverpool supporters booed ‘Abide With Me’ and ‘God Save the Queen’ before kick-off at Wembley on Saturday. However, the German boss also said: “It’s always best to ask the question – why does this happen? They wouldn’t do it without a reason.
Jurgen Klopp Reacts Booing in the FA Cup Final
Jurgen Klopp also said: “Maybe I’m not here long enough to understand. I am sure it’s historical.” Jurgen Klopp is not the only person condemning the action as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the booing as well. Asked whether he thought there was ever a reason to boo the national anthem, his official spokesman said: “No. “The events over the weekend, it was a great shame that as we were marking 150 years of the FA Cup, an event that brings people together, a small minority chose to act in that way.”
Liverpool lifted the FA Cup for the eighth time when they beat Chelsea in a penalty shoot-out following a goalless 120 minutes. Klopp said: “I know a few fans from different clubs see this slightly differently but the majority of our supporters are wonderful people, really smart.” “They go through lows, go through highs, suffer together. They wouldn’t do it if there was not a reason.”
Liverpool is currently chasing a historic quadruple having already secured the Carabao Cup and FA Cup. The Reds have the Champions League final against Real Madrid to come and they continue their pursuit of Manchester City in the Premier League with a trip to Southampton on Tuesday even though they will play without two key players Mohamed Salah and Vigil van Dijk through injuries.