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Jurgen Klopp press conference exchange in full as Liverpool boss hits back at AFCON accusation

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Jurgen Klopp has moved to defend comments made about the Africa Cup of Nations, after labelling it a "little tournament" on Tuesday.

Klopp was quizzed in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday about the lack of international breaks over the next few months.

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"I said 'oh there's a little tournament in January' and I didn't mean a little tournament, I was just saying it's still a tournament, it's ironic.

Reporter: Hi Jurgen, during your last pre-match presser, you deliberately called the Africa Cup of Nations a "little tournament".

Klopp : "I didn't mean it like that, come on...So I was not even close to it being the idea in my mind that I want to talk about the AFCON as a 'little tournament' or about the continent of Africa as a little continent, not at all.

Klopp: "It's all good, I didn't mean it like that.
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