Jürgen Klopp said that Aleksander Ceferin, the president of Uefa, shouldn’t resign over the terrible way the Champions League final last year was run, but someone must be held responsible for moving the game to “the worst possible” venue in Paris. An independent panel hired by Uefa found that European football’s governing body bore “primary responsibility” for the scary scenes outside Stade de France last May when the actions of Liverpool fans helped stop a “mass death catastrophe.”
Jürgen Klopp believes Ceferin should not resign but Paris was “worst imaginable” final venue
In April, Ceferin will run for re-election for another four years without any opposition. In recent years, he has been in charge of several chaotic and dangerous finals, such as the 2020 European Championship at Wembley and the Europa League final in Seville last year.
But Klopp thinks that the Uefa officials who chose Paris to host the final when Russia’s invasion of Ukraine made St. Petersburg impossible should think about their positions instead of the president.
When asked if Ceferin, who hasn’t said anything about the panel’s bad findings, should quit, Liverpool’s manager said, “No. To be honest, I don’t know who made the decision. I’m also in charge of some people, and there are many things I don’t know everything about. So I get information from different people, and then you choose. If you have more information, you can make better decisions.