Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool fans to stop singing his name

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Jurgen Klopp appears to be the perfect fit for Liverpool.

The passionate German has been adored by supporters ever since he walked through the doors at Anfield last October.

So, to show their appreciation to their manager, Kopites often chant the name of the former Borussia Dortmund boss. Nothing wrong with that, is there?

Now, you’d think that Klopp may appreciate hearing his name reverberating around Anfield during matches. However, you’d be very much mistaken.

During Liverpool’s 4-1 victory over Leicester, you could hear many Liverpool fans chanting “Jurgen Klopp la la la,” as a tribute to their boss. Klopp responded to the singing by ‘shushing’ the supporters and pointing to his watch.

What did that mean?

Klopp wants it to stop

Well, in his post-match conference, Klopp made it very clear what he thinks of hearing his name sung during matches.

“I have to say, because I don't know how else I can say this, please don't sing my name before the game is decided!" he said.

“Immediately when the Kop started signing 'Jurgen Klopp la la la' they were clear on Simon Mignolet.

“It's like celebrating a penalty before you have scored!

“I don't play! It's nice, I like all the players, but please don't sing my name before the game is decided.

“It was the same against Arsenal. It's nice, but it's not necessary. It would be really nice if you could stop please!

“I wanted to say this, because (at the time) nobody could understand me. I know it doesn't sound too smart, but sorry. That's me. It's very nice, thank you very much. But I've heard it often now!”

While it’s understandable that Klopp doesn’t want to get complacent during matches, surely fans signing his name won’t affect the performance from the players.

However, if Liverpool can produce attacking displays like they demonstrated against Leicester, don’t be surprised to hear the supporters continue to sing the praises of their manager, whether he likes it or not.

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