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Breaking News ! Here are your Liverpool morning headlines for Tuesday, June 30. Klopp reveals 2015 meeting which secured Liverpool switch Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has lifted the lid on the 2015 New York meeting which paved the way for his move to Anfield . Klopp left Borussia Dortmund in June 2015 with the intention of taking a sabbatical from football. However, his plans changed dramatically in October of that year when Fenway Sports Group reached out about the potential of the German replacing Brendan Rodgers as Reds manager. FSG president Mike Gordon famously called Klopp to discuss a move, before inviting him to a meeting in New York to finalise a deal. This chain of events kick-started what Klopp describes as an instant bond between him and the owners. Read More Related Articles Get our free Liverpool FC app on your phone Read More Related Articles Get the best Liverpool stories straight to your inbox with our Reds newsletter “The relationship was exceptional, from the first day really,” Klopp said. “The first meeting in New York came after a call three days earlier from Mike. “I knew someone from FSG would call, and I obviously convinced him, as we met in New York to bring the deal over the line. “From that moment, we’ve had a good professional and personal basis. We have all worked brilliantly together. “There was never any doubt (we would succeed), I’m sure there was outside doubt, but never from the owners. They saw the little steps, which helped massively to see we could make it step-by-step.” Reds legend slams ‘null and void brigade’ Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has criticised the media and former players for calling for the 2019/20 Premier League season to be declared null and void. The ex-Republic of Ireland praised Premier League authorities for ensuring football returned behind closed doors this month, but hit out at those looking to block Liverpool’s title bid. “Winning the title is always special, but this one has that bit extra, for a number of reasons,” Aldridge said in his ECHO column .
. It is one in the eye for those who showed their true colours, when they should have been supporting the game. “Ex-players, and some current ones, and pundits, who don’t like us, made themselves look absolutely pathetic and ridiculous.
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“The powers that be have done an excellent job at getting football back safely. Football is the winner in this, not just Liverpool. “I am delighted to see us secure title No.19, and I am looking forward to seeing Liverpool build on this, as I am sure if we can keep this group and the manager together, we can win more titles.” Danny Murphy unimpressed by ‘guard of honour’ talk Former Reds midfielder Danny Murphy has labelled the Premier League ‘guard of honour’ tradition as nonsense, ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Manchester City on Thursday. Pep Guardiola’s side will give the Liverpool players the traditional reception after Jurgen Klopp’s side were confirmed Premier League champions last week. However, Murphy believes the pre-game ceremony is outdated and fans and players no longer want it as part of top-flight football. “It is a perception of respect, of sending a message to the footballing world when someone wins,” he told an interview with talkSPORT .
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“The fact City do it on Thursday will shows humility, by saying ‘well done’ to Liverpool. But I think it’s a load of nonsense. “I don’t know where or why it stated, but I would feel uncomfortable doing it, and it’s not done with sincerity by players. “Players don’t want to do it, and fans do want them to do it. It doesn’t mean anything.”
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