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Jurgen Klopp issues apology to Real Madrid over stadium criticism

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool reacts during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield on March 07, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Jurgen Klopp has apologised to Real Madrid for criticising Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, claiming the furore over his comments have become “a real joke”.

This came after the Reds boss described the Spanish side’s stadium as a “training pitch” and said that the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final at Anfield would be played at a “proper stadium”.

“People have made so much noise about that thing,” Klopp told RMC Sport.

“I didn’t want to be disrespectful.

“If they think that [Di Stefano] is the stadium they want to play at, that’s completely fine for me.

“They play there the whole season. I know the situation and that they are renovating [the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu] or I don’t know what exactly they do.

“That’s all fine. But making a story out of what I said is a real joke to be honest.

“If somebody thought I was disrespectful, I am sorry. That was not my intention.”

Source: Metro UK 

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