ITV reporter breaks silence after embarrassing Jurgen Klopp lookalike gaffe

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Good Morning Britain reporter Jonathan Swain has addressed his recent on-air gaffe where he claimed to have met Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp at Wembley Stadium.

However, Swain was actually duped by a doppelgänger and had mistaken the person for the actual Premier League and Champions League winning boss.

The lookalike was spotted by a number of fans on Wembley Way before England's Euro 2020 clash with Germany on Tuesday evening.

Swain told Lorraine Kelly the morning after England's victory "As I was going into the stadium last night, I caught up with Jurgen Klopp as well, the Liverpool manager. Of course he’s German.

"He was a great sport yesterday, chatting to many of the England fans.

"Even after the match, he was on the shoulder of some England supporters, drinking a can of beer. Just here, on Wembley way. What a tremendous chap he is."

The reporter even proudly posed for a selfie for with who he thought was the Liverpool boss.

It was understandable to see how Swain had got confused, given the man donned a Liverpool tracksuit jacket along with a club-branded baseball cap – similar to the sight the Anfield faithful see in the dugout every other weekend.

What was unlike the real Jurgen Klopp however, was the conduct of the man in question after the game, with videos emerging of him drinking cans of beer on the shoulders of fans as well as bursting into a passionate rendition of 'Three Lions' after Southgate's side won the tie 2-0.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain to explain himself, Swain claimed it was a "reality check" to get caught out by the fake.

The Jurgen doppelganger – real name Ray Cornwall, joined Swain alongside hosts Kate Garraway and Adil Ray as he talked viewers through the mix-up.

In an attempt to half-heartedly defend him error of judgement, he revealed he had first spotted 'Jurgen' walking under the steps of Wembley Stadium's VIP section, inevitably making the idea it was the real Klopp more believable.

Swain conceded "A mate of mine supports Liverpool so I thought why not, have a quick selfie with Jurgen and send it him but that massively backfired because the joke was on me."

  • Good Morning Britain
  • ITV
  • Jurgen Klopp
  • Lorraine Kelly
  • Euro 2020

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