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Jurgen Klopp slammed Gary Neville as the pair were involved in an extraordinary war of words after Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Leeds.
The Merseyside club are one of six Premier League sides that have agreed to take part in the European Super League.
After Liverpool conceded a late goal in the draw with Leeds, Klopp was asked to give his views on the breakaway competition.
The German manager, who is against the plans, defended his team and hit out at Neville over comments he made referring to Liverpool's 'You'll Never Walk Alone' anthem.
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He told Sky: 'Gary Neville speaks about You'll Never Walk Alone. That already should be forbidden to be honest.
'Because we have a lot of right to sing that anthem, that's our anthem and not his and he doesn't understand it anyway so I really don't want these kind of things because it's not fair.
'I understand all the talk and I don't like it as well. But I don't talk about other clubs like this, you can be emotional but I wish Gary Neville would be in a hotseat somewhere and not everywhere where the most money is.
'He was at Manchester United, Sky all these kinds of things. Don't forget we have nothing to do with it. We're in the same situation as you all we got information and we still have to play football.'
After Klopp's interview, Neville defended his quotes from Sunday afternoon and suggestion that his comments were not fair on Liverpool.
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He said: 'Why is it not fair? I have insulted Liverpool loads of times over the years, yesterday was nothing to do with insulting Liverpool.
'I don't know why I am living in his head to be honest with you, I don't know what spiked him.
'Yesterday was an impassioned plea about football and said my biggest disappointment equally was with Manchester United and Liverpool so I don't know what his problem is.
'He talks about hotseat, I had a 25 year career at Manchester United and then 11 years at Sky and I worked hard for that. I've not been handed it and gone where the most money is.
'I didn't have choices. Sir Alex Ferguson did not say "Gary do you want to stay here?" every year.
'I employ 600 people in the city and try to look after them through a pandemic. Is that not a hot enough seat for him?
Klopp 'hasn't changed' opinions on European Super League
Liverpool face Leeds on Monday night on the back of the news that the clubs owners Fenway Sports Group, have agreed to take part in the Super League with eleven other teams across Europe. Back in 2019, the Liverpool manager said: 'I hope this Super League will never take place.
'He's done a great job at Liverpool, I've got no problem with Klopp, I loved his team but the fact is he's spiky, he's been let down by his owners who have thrown him under the bus.
'We're actually on the same team. But fact of the matter is he can't say what he wants to say and I can.
'The Klopp I know he hates every thing about this, goes against everything he believes in.'
Neville's comments on Sunday made reference to the song 'You'll Never Walk Alone,' when he was giving his reaction to the European Super League proposals when the news first broke.
After Manchester United's victory over Burnley, he said: 'I'm a Manchester United fan and I have been for 40 years of my life but I'm absolutely disgusted. I'm disgusted with Manchester United and Liverpool most.
'Liverpool, they pretend 'You'll Never Walk Alone', the people's club, the fans' club.'
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