Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp explained that he will no longer answer questions from reporters from The S*n newspaper at press conferences, following the Reds’ 4-0 win over Barcelona at Wembley on Saturday.
I don’t talk with The Sun anymore. I don’t speak with The Sun anymore. You can listen.
It’s not because I’m with Liverpool now. It’s because of a few things that will happen in the next few days or few weeks, I don’t know.
It’s not personal. You’re still working for The Sun, right? That’s it. You can listen and you can write what you want.
The S*n newspaper has been boycotted by Liverpool supporters since their front page lies in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.
A new campaign group, called Total Eclipse of The S*n, has led to more than 100 shops on Merseyside no longer stocking the so-called newspaper.
Klopp explained that he will no longer answer questions from S*n reporters at press conferences “because of a few things that will happen in the next few days or few weeks.”
The next day, The S*n on Sunday ran a story about Dejan Lovren‘s wife having an affair.
In addition, The S*n reported recently that a sex tape featuring Nathaniel Clyne had been leaked online. According to one website, Clyne believes this was a smear, and Merseyside Police have launched an investigation.
UPDATE: Speaking on Monday, Klopp explained that the Lovren story was the reason for his decision to no longer speak to The S*n:
“I think that in life – no matter how much of a public figure the person is – there are things which should remain private,” Klopp explained.
“Sometimes things must have consequences.
“I thought to myself, there are eight million newspapers, so what if I don’t speak to some.”