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Tommy Agrees With Pep About Kloppo

Thomas Tuchel has said he understands why Pep Guardiola believes the entire country wants Liverpool to win the title, but Chelsea’s manager does not mind if his side are “the bad guys" in today’s FA Cup final.

Asked about Guardiola’s claim that “people want Liverpool to win more than us", Tuchel was quick to side with Manchester City’s manager. “I’m not a Liverpool fan," he said. “I can understand why he has that feeling. In general I would say it is hard to really argue with it. I did not say I agree 100 per cent but I can see. There is a huge sympathy for Liverpool."

Tuchel was in an entertaining mood before Chelsea attempt to avoid defeat in the Cup final for the third consecutive year. He spoke admiringly of Jürgen Klopp’s oratorical skills, affectionately referring to his fellow German as “Kloppo", as he considered why people are more sympathetic towards Liverpool.

“Kloppo is the master of being the underdog," he said. “He can talk you into being the underdog against Villarreal and against Benfica, and it’s a miracle how they even draw against them. He does it all the time. That’s part of it, where the sympathy comes.

“There’s nothing to be jealous of. Kloppo is a fantastic guy, funny guy, one of the best coaches in the world and that’s what he does. When he trained Dortmund, the whole country loved Dortmund. Now he trains Liverpool and you have the feeling the whole country loves Liverpool.

“It’s a big credit to him and this is what you deal with if you play a team against him. But it’s always the fun part and so if we are the bad guys tomorrow, then no problem. We take that role. We don’t want to have the sympathy of the country tomorrow – we want to have the trophy."


posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Naby8 (U6997)
posted 21 minutes ago
comment by Superb - Boehly's Blue Army (U6486)
posted 4 minutes ago
The lack of animosity between Utd and City has always baffled me. Utd fans should be fuming that their spot as top dog has been taken by a team who they used to laugh at in the lower divisions.

Maybe the realisation hasn't fully hit home yet that Utd are going to continue to live in City's shadow for decades to come.

Might be a generational thing. For my dad the most important game is always Everton, that’s the one he looks for and wants to win more than any other. For me it’s traditionally been Utd.

As fan bases get more dispersed the local rivalries mean less.

That said, if it were Utd and Everton going for the league I couldn’t bring myself to actually want Everton to win it. My dad would never speak to me again
This, must be awful for Utd fans rn.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

the entire country wants Liverpool to win the title

This isn’t true

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by For Fox Sake (U4263)
posted 30 minutes ago
As a Leicester fan, I have no allegiance to either team, but definitely want Chelsea to win today. And I want Man City to win the league. The idea of Liverpool doing the Quadruple just doesn't appeal. I think they are good but not as good as the great Liverpool teams of the 70s and 80s.

Having said that, I definitely want them to win the CL and Rangers to win the Europa - it's always good to see a British team triumph in Europe (except Forest of course, who I hope never get the chance to play on foreign soil again.)
im with you on that, outside of utd and everton i honestly prefer British teams to win in europe

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

It just goes to show how out of touch managers, players and clubs in general are with grass roots football fans!

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Financial doped lot agreeing with each other.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Yea ...
Apparently it's because of us fans ....

We are damned if we do and we are damned if we don't..

Do.theese fans realise that this league is going to turn into the league city win every year regardless of Liverpool being good or shhhhhyt ....

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

There's an awful lot of people on here that think 606, twitter and talksport are representative of normal people.

They're not.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

BBC's Phil Dawkes

"I can't claim to speak for every fan, but do all neutral fans want Liverpool to win?

I would imagine most supporters of teams that aren't Liverpool or Manchester City don't really care who wins the Premier League, or any other trophy for that matter. The reality is that unless you're a fan of a former Super League-aspiring club, competing to win silverware in England isn't really a concern anymore. Genuinely caring which big club does win a trophy, when you're not a fan of any of those clubs, is a bit like being emotionally invested in which gazillionaire tech giant makes it into space in their own ludicrously expensive rocket. You're never going to feel the thrill of it so why does it matter which of them does?"

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Boris 'Inky’ Gibson (U5901)
posted 7 hours, 3 minutes ago
comment by Gaffer Pranks- Aka Stiffler (U22336)
posted 29 seconds ago
How cute, the state bankrolled clubs having a love in
Taking a stand against the Money Launderers in a time of financial uncertainty.
Who is the Money Launderers?

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

A large part of the media want Liverpool to win because a lot of ex Liverpool players work for the media, I don’t see that love from neutral fans. I would say Liverpool are now more hated than Utd, which is strange as I believe Liverpool were everyone’s darling in their 80s when they were very successful. I thinks it’s their fans we all hate, not so much the club.

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