Sky Sports were forced into an apology after Jurgen Klopp swore live on TV after Liverpool’s 3-0 EFL Cup win at Derby on Tuesday night.
The Reds’ German boss was preparing to do an interview with Sky Sports News’ Pete Colley when he began complaining about the lack of TV coverage of the match at the iPro Stadium.
A smiling Klopp, who did not realise the cameras were rolling, told Sky’s Pete Colley: “They did not show the game on TV? They show every f******g game in Germany.”
Colley can then be heard telling Klopp: “People don’t want to hear you swearing,” before apologising to the Sky viewers.
LOL! Jurgen is swearing his head off on camera, gets a bollocking from PR guy. Didn’t know camera was on ??? pic.twitter.com/PlLVQykrKC
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) September 20, 2016
Ragnar Klavan’s first goal for the club was followed after the break by strikes from Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi as the Championship team proved no match for the Reds.
“We were better tonight and we deserved to win, we created plenty of chances. Could we have done better? Yes, but is that important? No,” Klopp said.
“You need to be 100 percent professional in games like this, which could be difficult, but we were ready for every opportunity.
“We could’ve been better in the first half with the last pass and in the second with our counter attack but we will take 3-0 all day.
“The pleasing thing is it’s not we are surprised by it. I have always thought the difference between home and away shouldn’t be that big when you’re a good side, which we are.
“That’s what we expect from us. Tonight was very professional from us.
“This is a very important tournament for us, for the players, and we have to show it from the first second. Let’s go for it.”
Klopp became embroiled in a heated discussion with the fourth official after seeing Coutinho be on the end of a number of hefty challenges, but the German played down the confrontation.
“It is so close when someone flies in three or four times like they did, and I said to the fourth official ‘Please tell him’,” said Klopp.
“He didn’t hit the player, I saw that, but it was so close. But that’s my problem how I reacted and nothing happened.”