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Jurgen Klopp responds to calls to apologise after 'offending' African football

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Jurgen Klopp has not apologised for his recent comments on the Africa Cup of Nations, instead blaming the media for taking his comments out of context.

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The Reds manager recently commented on the fact he will lose two of his most important players in Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to international duty when they participate in the tournament in January.

Talking after his side ran riot against Arsenal on Saturday evening, Klopp told the press: "In January, there's a little tournament in Africa, England is playing games - South America as well, can't wait."

Comment below Backlash quickly followed, with many accusing Klopp's sarcastic comments as being disrespectful to African football.

Liverpool's impressive Premier League form has been largely inspired by the heroics of Salah and Mane, with the former in particular enjoying a stunning vein of form.

A little tournament in January, I just meant it's ironic.
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