Klopp hails quality of women’s football at Euros

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 09: Jurgen Klopp at Anfield is unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool FC during a press conference at Anfield on October 9, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has branded the quality of football at this summer’s Women’s European Championships as “insane” – but will still be supporting his native Germany in Sunday’s final against England.

The tournament has witnessed 92 goals in 30 matches and will reach its conclusion when England and Germany face off at Wembley on Sunday. Both teams have won every match so far and conceded only one goal each.

“I really have to say I love women’s football, it’s outstanding. The quality of the tournament is insane,” Klopp told reporters ahead of Liverpool’s Community Shield game against Manchester City.

“England is doing exceptionally well. I saw three games of Germany too, they’ve been doing really well as well. It’s a really good final – two intense teams facing each other.

“As much as I love England, my heart is with the German side. At a sold out Wembley with an English crowd, it will be a massive challenge for Germany. England are slight favourites playing at home, but Germany has a chance.”

“It’s tactically and technically on an incredibly high level. The intensity of the games – physically it’s really, really good and I love watching it.

“Congratulations to all the teams that were a part of it because it is a commercial for football, not only women’s football.”