Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, was visibly upset when approached by fans seeking his autograph.
During Liverpool’s pre-season tour in Singapore, the team suffered a narrow 4-3 defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
The Bundesliga champions managed to equalize the score at 3-3 in the 80th minute with a goal from Josip Stanisic, and in the dying moments of the game, Frans Kratzig, a 20-year-old star, struck a shot from outside the penalty area, leading to Liverpool’s defeat.
This marked the second time in the match that Liverpool had lost the lead, resulting in Bayern Munich claiming the Singapore Trophy.
A video posted on Twitter captured the moment when Klopp stepped off the LFC team bus and began signing autographs for a few Liverpool fans. However, the interaction took an unexpected turn.
As supporters handed him a marker and a Liverpool jersey to sign, the shirt was dropped while Klopp was attempting to autograph it. Visibly frustrated, Klopp commented, ‘And you have to hold the f***ing shirt,’ addressing the fans’ mishap.
Apologizing, the fans can be heard saying sorry to Klopp as he continued with the autographs.
Liverpool is scheduled to return to the UK in the coming week for their next pre-season friendly against SV Darmstadt 98, set to be played at Deepdale on August 7. The team’s Premier League season opener is against Chelsea on August 13, and Klopp will have much to consider ahead of the new season.
Despite the loss, Klopp highlighted positive performances from his team in the match, emphasizing moments of good gameplay and goal-scoring.
The match marked the conclusion of Liverpool’s pre-season tour in Singapore, with the team taking time to greet fans in the stadium after the game.
Cody Gakpo opened the scoring for Liverpool, followed by Virgil van Dijk doubling their lead after 28 minutes. Luis Diaz contributed to the scoring as well, combining with Mohamed Salah for a fantastic goal.
Reflecting on the game, Klopp noted the valuable lessons learned from mistakes made during the pre-season, expressing a desire to use these experiences to improve the team’s performance moving forward.