Liverpool boss Klopp says Prince William wasn’t booed for ‘no reason’ at Wembley

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said that Prince William was not booed for 'no reason' by his club's fans at Wembley Stadium.

Prince William was the subject of boos and jeers when he appeared on pitch prior to the FA Cup final on Saturday, with the president of the Football Association shaking the hands of the players before kick-off. Liverpool supporters also booed the national anthem as it was sung before the match started.

The Reds fans have since been widely criticised for their actions at the cup final, with Klopp now commenting on the incident ahead of their match against Southampton on Tuesday.

Speaking to the media on Monday, Klopp admitted: “Of course I have thoughts. The question is why does it happen?

“They wouldn't do it without a reason. The majority of our support are wonderful people. Really smart, go through lows and highs. They wouldn't do it without reason.”

In addition to booing the national anthem and Prince William, Liverpool fans also booed Chelsea's players when the teams were read out, with the exception of Kepa Arrizabalaga, the only player to miss during the penalty shootout when the sides met in the Carabao Cup final in February.

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The actions of the fans has drawn strong criticism, with former Crystal Palace chairman telling talkSPORT: “There's not a necessity for it, I don't think it's a culture we should want to encourage in this country.

“I think it's a spirit of an outlook and disposition that is not appropriate and I don't think anyone of a sensible mindset would think that the future King of England – you see him on the front page of newspapers having visited that wonderful lady who's dying of cancer and given her a damehood and this is the kind of King that we might have and people are sitting there booing here.

“You’ve got to be a special brand of moron to boo the National Anthem. I can't relate to it. If I could relate to it I'd feel there's a bigger tragedy because if I could relate to that kind of behaviour then I've got a problem as much as they have. I can't relate to it.

“I can't see whatever your grievance is about whatever country you live in, the argument that somehow because there's difficulty in this climate, we're all having a difficult time, the cost of living crisis, you boo the National Anthem because you don't like the Government.”

Liverpool went on to lift the cup to keep their dreams of a quadruple alive, winning 6-5 on penalties after the match finished goalless after normal time and an additional 30 minutes.

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