Liverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp has opined that the elections of ex-US President Donald Trump and English Prime Minister Boris Johnson were a “bad sign for the whole world”.
Trump became the 45th President of the United States in 2016, while Johnson landed the British Prime Minister post three years later as he replaced Theresa May at Number 10 Downing Street.
While Trump has been regarded as the most controversial figure in the history of American office and the Johnson’s handling of the coronavirus crisis has been widely criticised, Klopp remains baffled as to how the two men were able to gain power in the first place.
The German decent said on Gabby Logan’s Mid-Point podcast: “I have to say at the last two elections, first with Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, that’s really a bad sign for the whole world that this can happen because everybody knew beforehand that it will not work. But we still let it happen as a society and I cannot believe that.
“One is now gone and the other one struggles still. It’s incredible.”
Brexit campaigner, Nigel Farage also came under Klopp’s wrath, with the Liverpool Manager claiming that people with “common sense” are overlooked in British politics.
“Why do we let people like Farage and Johnson lead any kind of group of people in any direction?.
“Obviously people with common sense are not needed or used. They should be, but that’s the problem: the people we vote for or the whole system that gives us opportunity to vote for these kinds of people,” Klopp added.