Klopp doesn't know interviewer is ex- City defender Onuoha
‘I’m not sure if you’ve ever played football’: Watch the awkward moment Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp doesn’t realize his interviewer is former Man City defender Nedum Onuoha… leaving ESPN panel in fits of laughter
- Jurgen Klopp wasn’t sure of interviewer’s resume after Liverpool drew Wolves
- But he didn’t realize he was talking to ex-Premier League player Nedum Onuoha
- Onuoha laughed off the incident and acknowledged Klopp was in a ‘bad mood’
- He played 426 appearances in his career, 232 of which were in the top flight
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Nedum Onuoha and his ESPN colleagues were left chuckling at Jurgen Klopp when the Liverpool manager wondered whether the ex- Man City, Sunderland and QPR defender had ‘ever played football.’
Onuoha was interviewing Klopp after his side’s disappointing 2-2 draw vs. Wolves, and a clearly frustrated Klopp couldn’t resist questioning the broadcaster’s credentials.
‘I’m not sure if you’ve played football, but these kinds of things happen,’ he said.
Nedum Onuoha spent six seasons playing for Man City before moving to Sunderland
But Klopp wasn’t aware that the man interviewing him was a pro footballer for 17 seasons
Of course, Onuoha not only played football, but he actually had a more decorated career than Klopp.
As noted by ESPN, he made 426 appearances to Klopp’s 347, with 232 of those coming in the Premier League.
Klopp, who did score 56 goals in his career, did not play a single top-flight game in Germany.
Nonetheless, Onuoha was able to laugh off the incident this week as he looked back on the thorny exchange.
‘If he was in a good mood I probably would have said something back,’ he said on ESPNFC, as his colleagues laughed along.
Onuoha laughed off the exchange following his interview with a frustrated Klopp
‘But he wasn’t in a good mood at all. And I thought for my first time interviewing someone so significant in world football, if I bit back it might just turn into some sort of argument.’
Liverpool are set for a third round replay in the FA Cup with Wolves, while it’s also been a difficult season in the league.
The Reds are currently in sixth place with 28 points and seven points off fourth-place Manchester United.
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