For us – this is an innocent mistake of a man new to England and new to Liverpool.
He’s yet to manage us against Manchester United, so after the weekend he’ll understand the intensity and ferocity of the rivalry a little more.
Reporters asked him about former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson today, and Klopp, perhaps without full knowledge of our thoughts towards the Scot, compared him to a departed Beatles legend.
“Maybe he is the greatest ever… The John Lennon of football, or something like this.” he said of the much loathed, but undeniably brilliant ex manager.
For some, Klopp should only be referring to Shankley or Paisley as ‘the greatest’, and shouldn’t be comparing Old Red nose to John Lennon either.
But his intentions were harmless. Let’s remember that. If any of us went to manage Borussia Dortmund we could quite easily put out foot in it if asked about a former Schalke manager… How would we know any better?
The longer Klopp’s here, the more he’ll become intwined with the city, the people, the club and our culture – and learn which people to avoid when dishing out the praise!