‘Let’s not forget’ - Newcastle United star delivers Jurgen Klopp Liverpool dig

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Jurgen Klopp brings his Liverpool side to St James’ Park this weekend but will be hoping travelling fans don’t sing his praises too early.

Newcastle United star Callum Wilson has criticised Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp for swearing at fans chanting his name at Anfield last weekend.

The Magpies face the German’s side at St James' Park this weekend with the Reds unbeaten in the first two fixtures of the Premier League season.

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Last weekend Klopp's side pulled off a 3-1 defeat against Bournemouth at home, coming back from conceding an early goal to claim all three points.

With just 15 minutes left to play, the Anfield crowd spurred on the side with a rendition of a Beatles-themed chant including their German manager's name. However, the song didn't go down too well in the dugout with footage appearing to show a furious Klopp shouting at the crowd to 'stop singing that s**t'. Klopp had previously told fans not to chant for him until the final whistle so as not to jinx the result.

Reacting to that moment on the BBC Sounds' Footballers' Football Podcast, Wilson said: "Let's not forget, it wasn't actually a celebration, it was a song of appreciation. Fans are creating an atmosphere in the stadium and at that moment decided to sing for the manager, that's okay.

"They could be singing a team song or about a player individually who has just scored or so on and no one else would bat an eyelid. I'm all for the atmosphere and Anfield has one of the best atmospheres in the league beyond St James' Park obviously. It creates that environment and that buzz.

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"Surely, players and managers would enjoy hearing the whole stadium sing your name, your anthem. When I score at St James' Park and you're walking from celebrating to the halfway line and the whole stadium is singing your name, it's crazy, it gives you goosebumps.

Jurgen Klopp didn’t enjoy his song at the weekend (Image: Getty Images)Jurgen Klopp didn’t enjoy his song at the weekend (Image: Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp didn’t enjoy his song at the weekend (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

"I feel like it takes you then to the next level and elevates you even more, you're full of adrenaline, buzz, excitement. More often than not you'll probably score again."

Podcast co-host West Ham United star Michail Antonio agreed saying he found it 'crazy' that Klopp didn't like the chant. He added: "It's the atmosphere, they want to keep things rolling. I find it crazy he doesn't like it but it's each to your own. If you've asked someone not to do something as the manager of the club, maybe the fans should respect it."

Previewing the visit of Liverpool this weekend, Wilson was confident that the Magpies could pull off a result against Klopp and his men.

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He said: "We're back at home, I think we're turning this place into a fortress. Liverpool are a top team and come in good form but we're going to back ourselves. We're going out there to win the game, to be ruthless, to kill, to be relentless. That's hopefully what will happen."

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