Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Reds Told to Forget the Klopp Sideshow

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Reds Told to Forget the Klopp Sideshow

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LIVERPOOL captain Jordan Henderson admits the players have to concentrate on Borussia Dortmund and ignore the circus surrounding manager Jurgen Klopp's reunion with his former club.

The Reds have the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tomorrow against the side Klopp left in May.

Much has been made of the German's return - one TV channel plan to employ 'Klopp Cam' which will be trained on the Reds boss throughout the match - but that is something the players are keen to stay clear of.

"It might be different for the boss going back to his old club, but for us as players we need to go there, concentrate on the game and what we need to do and just focus on the job in hand," said the midfielder.

"It will be a great occasion for everyone over there and it will be an even better one if we can get a good result.

"It's a very big game against a very good team. A few of the lads, when we were away with England, were saying how good they are.

"They have some top players, but with the players we've got here I believe we can go there and get a good result. …

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