TNT Sports offer hilarious response to Jurgen Klopp after furious rant

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp issued a scathing review of TNT Sports at his latest press conference


TNT Sports have issued a light-hearted response to Jurgen Klopp’s rant regarding the broadcasting company.

The Liverpool boss has frequently criticised TNT, formerly known as BT Sport, during his reign on Merseyside due to their tendency to assign the Reds 12:30pm kick-off times, which do not allow for sufficient player recovery time in the eyes of most managers.

Liverpool have received a total of 37 early start times on a Saturday afternoon since 2017/18, more than any other side in the league, with Tottenham Hotspur next on the list with 32 and Manchester City third with 30. Chelsea have been given 27, the same as Manchester United.

As Klopp prepares to bid farewell to the Premier League, one thing he will not miss is TNT Sports’ scheduling decisions and vowed never to watch the channel in his life again after leaving the club at the end of this month.

“I had a discussion only the other day with colleagues from our favourite TV channel which I will definitely not watch again, TNT, and said it’s always a conversation they have, saying they pay you, they give money to football,” said the German. “That they dare give Thursday, Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday 12.30 is a crime. I was actually waiting for Amnesty International to go to them.”

Ending his rant in less serious fashion, Klopp added: “But they are still happy and they like subscribers. You can take me off that list! But if you’re looking for a pundit, I speak English! I could do it!”

TNT have since responded to these remarks with a post on their official X account. Making light of Klopp’s comments about one day being a pundit, the TV company have mocked up an application form with three boxes ticked: Champions League winner, Premier League winner, multilingual.

The one box left unchecked on Klopp’s imaginary pundit application form is ‘available to work 12:30pm on Saturdays’, hinting they have seen the funny side of the frustrations of the Liverpool manager in respect of their kick-off choices.

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