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Klopp delighted UEFA and FIFA ‘got a bit of a shake’ by Europe’s top court

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is delighted that the European Court of Justice ruling on Thursday has given UEFA and FIFA “a bit of a shake”.

Plans for a European Super League won a boost after the European Court of Justice ruled UEFA and FIFA had violated antitrust law.

The court’s ruling said FIFA and UEFA must “comply with the competition rules and respect the freedoms of movement”. However, several of Europe’s top clubs, including Liverpool publicly rejected the Super League project and confirmed their commitment to UEFA.

“Yesterday’s ruling by the European Court of Justice does not change Liverpool FC’s previous stance on a proposed European Super League. Our involvement has been discontinued,” Liverpool said in a statement on Friday.

“We will continue to work with fellow clubs through the ECA and participate in UEFA competitions.”

In his press conference on Friday, Jurgen Klopp was asked about the court’s decision.

Klopp said: “I agree 100% with that statement [from Liverpool].

“But I am delighted we finally get a bit of an understanding that FIFA and UEFA and other bodies cannot just do what they want.

In the future we have to talk about a lot of stuff and if we just do the things they do. Like putting in more competitions and playing more games. And we don’t have a real say in it and on what is going on. I like that they get a bit of a shake.”

Liverpool will face Premier League leaders Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday.

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.


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