In case you missed it, news broke a few days ago that German TV broadcaster Sport1 would broadcast 90 minutes of Klopp during our tie with Dortmund on Thursday night (via ESPN).
The feature, which has been dubbed “Klopp-Cam”, was specifically implemented “for his homecoming” according to channel’s boss, Dirc Seemann. He claimed that “Once Jurgen Klopp gets to the Westfalenstadion in the team bus we’ll have our cameras on him.”
Klopp, however, had ridiculed the plan.
“That’s the first time I have heard about it,” he said. “You see how crazy the world is?!
“They can’t put a camera in my face. I know the way in Dortmund – off the bus, into the dressing room and no-one allowed in, only us.
“Then we go out, stairs down, through the tunnel, into the stadium. It is always like this. It is loud, it is a big crowd and for the players everything is like it always is and that is the most important thing.
“I don’t play. If someone is silly enough to want to see my face for 90 minutes during a game I cannot change the world.” (via Echo).
He then issued a thinly-veiled threat against the broadcaster:
“I can’t believe it is like this but if it is true I have to think about whether I will really talk with this television station in my life again. I’m pretty sure I will not, if I don’t have to.
“Maybe they will think about that because I have done a few interviews with them until now. But that’s how it is.”
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