Klopp claims Gary Neville has an opinion on 'absolutely everything'

‘I didn’t learn a lot except Gary Neville has an opinion on absolutely everything!’: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp aims playful dig at Manchester United legend as he opens up on life in lockdown and meeting Steven Gerrard

  • Gary Neville has been outspoken on the Premier League’s Project Restart plans
  • Jurgen Klopp joked that the Sky pundit ‘has an opinion on absolutely everything’
  • The Liverpool boss is ‘proud’ of society for dealing with the coronavirus crisis
  • Klopp also revealed that he bumped into Steven Gerrard for the first time 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Jurgen Klopp has claimed the only thing he has learned during lockdown is that Gary Neville ‘has an opinion on absolutely everything’.

The Manchester United legend has been particularly vocal since the coronavirus crisis caused football throughout the UK to be shut down back in March.

Neville has expressed concerns over the Premier League’s Project Restart plans and earlier this week called for the resumption of the season to be put back to July.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp joked that Gary Neville ‘has an opinion on absolutely everything’

Manchester United legend Neville has been sharing his views on Sky’s The Football Show

That would further delay Liverpool’s title party, with Klopp’s men needing just six points to seal top spot when games get underway again behind closed doors.

And after listening to Neville air his views on the season – and a number of other topics – on Sky’s The Football Show in recent weeks, the German decided to aim a playful dig at the ex-England defender.

‘I didn’t learn a lot during lockdown except Gary Neville has an opinion on absolutely everything!’ Klopp laughed while speaking to BBC’s Football Focus. ‘It’s incredible!’

Expanding on his time in lockdown away from his players and staff, the former Borussia Dortmund boss said: ‘So no, I didn’t learn a lot but I have known myself for 52 years.

‘I know I can deal with difficult situations before and this is a difficult situation not only for me and my family but for everybody on this planet. I am quite proud of how we as a society are dealing with it.

Klopp has been separated from coaching staff and players during the coronavirus lockdown

The former Borussia Dortmund boss spoke to the BBC’s Dan Walker via video chat this week

‘We as human beings are not perfect so we make mistakes but I think we have understood a lot more of how we are all connected to each other. That is something good.’ 

Although Klopp has been separated from Mohamed Salah and Co for the last seven weeks, he has been able to catch up with one Reds legend during his time away from the club’s Melwood training base after bumping into former captain Steven Gerrard. 

‘Four-and-a-half years I lived in the town and never met him!’ he said. ‘I knew where he lives, I live in the house he built and Brendan Rodgers bought and we rent but it had never happened!

‘I saw him for sure, walking with his kids and missus. We always keep distant, yeah? But it was nice. I admired him as a player and met him as a guy here and he is a great guy so it was great to see him.’

Klopp, pictured hugging Steven Gerrard in 2017, has bumped into the former Reds skipper

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