David Beckham says he’s ‘going to get killed by Manchester United fans’ over Liverpool admission


David Beckham says he’s ‘going to get killed by Manchester Unitedfans’ after revealing his ‘love’ for Jurgen Klopp and admitting he is ‘sad’ to see him leave Liverpool.

Klopp, who led Liverpool to multiple trophies following his arrival at Anfield in 2015, left the club following the season-finale on Sunday.

Across his nine-year spell at Liverpool, Klopp ended the club’s 30-year wait for a Premier League title and also lifted the Champions League trophy and multiple domestic cups.

The German, who is being replaced by former Feyenoord boss Arne Slot, will go down as one of Liverpool’s most successful and popular managers.

Beckham says Klopp’s spell in the Premier League has been ‘incredible’ and admits he is ‘sad’ to see the 56-year-old depart despite being a fan and a club legend of Liverpool’s arch-rivals Manchester United.

Beckham remains one of United’s most celebrated players, having made close to 400 appearances for the Red Devils and lifting six league titles and the Champions League at Old Trafford.

But the ex-England midfielder put club rivalries to one side when asked about departing Liverpool boss Klopp on the SmartLess podcast, hosted by Hollywood stars Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett.

‘I must admit, even as a Manchester United fan, I love Jurgen,’ Beckham, 49, said. ‘I love his character, I love his personality, I love what he brings to the sport.

‘I am going to get killed by some of my Man United friends, but I am sad to see him leave Liverpool. What he’s done for the club and the sport has been incredible.’

Following 11 hugely successful years at Old Trafford, Beckham enjoyed spells at Real Madrid and LA Galaxy and also played in Italy and France. He is now president and co-owner of MLS club Inter Miami and joint-owner of League Two side Salford City.

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