‘They wouldn’t do it without a reason’: Klopp on Liverpool fans booing national anthem – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said that the club’s fans would not boo the national anthem ‘without a reason’ after jeering was heard from the club’s supporters before the FA Cup final. The Liverpool manager ‘didn’t enjoy’ the booing but he praised the majority of fans as ‘wonderful’ and ‘smart’ people. Klopp referred to the boos as ‘something historical’, as it has been reported that their origins can be traced back to the 1980s, when severe opposition to Margaret Thatcher’s government at the time, as well as the fallout following the Hillsborough tragedy, drove a wedge between the city and the establishment. Crowd footage courtesy of Planet Liverpool.