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Footage appears to show Jurgen Klopp telling Liverpool fans ‘stop singing that s***’ as Anfield belts out song during win

Jurgen Klopp appeared to hit out at the Anfield crowd for singing his song during a 3-1 win over Bournemouth.

Goals from Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota wiped away an early scare from Antoine Semenyo, earning the Reds their first win of the season.

Klopp didn’t sound best pleased from a clip that surfaced from the matchGetty

It wasn’t all good news for Klopp, who lost key midfielder Alexis Mac Allister for three games due to a red card, and he later appeared to vent towards the crowd.

When a rendition of his song was belted out with 15 minutes to play, footage from the game appeared to pick up the German – who was off camera – yelling: “Can you stop singing that s***? Can you stop it?!”

The outburst was corroborated by multiple journalists at Anfield, with James Pearce of The Athletic tweeting: “Klopp gesturing to the Kop to stop singing his song.”

Last season, after a 4-3 win against Tottenham, Klopp asked fans not to sing his Beatles-themed song during matches.

“I have to say now, I love all of them but my song, don’t sing it,” he told the media in May.

“If you want to sing it, sing it after the game in the bars, wherever. Because it is always like it is closing the game. We are 3-0 up and I hear ‘I’m so glad that Jurgen is a Red’. It is not over!

“It would be really nice if you could leave it for later and now it’s like 4-3, everyone is happy and we had in the final part of the game, the atmosphere was like an explosion that no one will forget that game ever. Let’s keep going.”

The song is sung to the tune The Beatles’ No.1 hit ‘I Feel Fine’ and the lyrics are as follows:

“I’m so glad that Jurgen is a Red.

“I’m so glad he delivered what he said.

“Jurgen said to me, you know. We’ll win the Premier League, you know. He said so.

“I’m in love with him and I feel fine.

“I’m so glad that Jurgen is a Red.

“I’m so glad he delivered what he said.

“Jurgen said to me, you know. We’ll win the Premier League, you know. He said so.

“I’m in love with him and I feel fine.”

Liverpool fans are keen to show their love of the manager, but Klopp would prefer not to hear his song during matchesGetty

Despite his apparent dislike of the song during matches, Klopp is a huge fan of the creativity of supporters who came up with the chant, as he told Jamie Carragher in 2022.

“I love the song, I really love it,” Klopp said.

“If my name is in it, I’m not 100 percent sure about [how much it should be sung], but I love the song.

“In Germany, we call it an earworm – I don’t get it out, that happened a little bit!

“They sing it a little bit too often, so maybe I don’t like this kind of attention too much!”

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