Jurgen Klopp rules out going into politics saying he has 'too much common sense'


Jurgen Klopp has ruled out going into politics because he has “too much common sense”.

The Liverpool manager warned about politicians exploiting fear in the aftermath of the Brexit party gaining 30.52% of the vote.

German-born Klopp has previously spoken out against Brexit giving support for a second referendum. 

The 51-year-old, who has led Liverpool to the final of this season’s Champions League, described the result of the European elections in the UK as a “strange moment”.

He said: “The European election was obviously not only pretty surprising and maybe disappointing for a lot of people in England.

He added: “I’m not 100% sure where it comes from.”

Klopp has taken Liverpool to the Champions League final

Klopp said his generation had always felt that they were living in the ‘best time’ because they came after the war.

“The generation I’m part of, we always enjoyed the situation we are in, like after a generation influenced by a disgusting world war, our parents, if you want, so they always gave us a feeling: “you live in the best time,” he said. 

“We are the generation who didn’t face a war. So that gives you an opportunity to build constantly on the things you achieved in the past, because a war destroys everything and you start anew. So in this moment people misunderstand that opportunity.”

In an interview with Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Klopp warned that politicians are whipping up fear.

Jurgen Klopp has spoken out about the state of politics

He said: “A lot of politicians do again what other politicians did in the past as well.


“They always work with making people afraid of the future: ‘if you don’t react now, this and this and this will happen in the future.’

“And the other people with a bit more positive view on the future, nobody listens to them, they are not there.”

Krishnan Guru-Murthy said to the football manager that a lot of people have said he should “go into politics one day”.

He replied: “Nobody has told it to me and I will never. I will never. Because I have too much common sense that I could survive in that business.”

But despite all the turmoil in UK politics, Klopp talked affectionately about working in the UK and the idea of the countries coming together as a young man growing up in Germany.

He said: “The things I love in my 50 years was that we came always closer and closer and closer.

“When I was 18 and came to England and met all these wonderful people here and felt at that time already in love with the country and wanted to live and work for a couple of years in England when I’m “older” so I achieved that – come here, meet so many wonderful people.”

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