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AFCON Means A Lot For Africans’ – Drogba Tells Klopp



African and Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba has taken to Twitter to respond to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s comments about the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) being a “little tournament.”

Following Liverpool’s convincing 4-0 victory over Arsenal in the Premier League last November, Klopp seemed to refer to AFCON as a small tournament.

The Reds boss caused a stir as he described the AFCON as a ‘little tournament’ after Liverpool’s Premier League victory against Arsenal.

Asked if he was relieved there was no international break until March next year, Klopp replied: “I have heard that so often that there is no international break until March.

“In January, there is a little tournament in Africa, I just want to say, and I think Asia is playing games too, South America as well, great, can’t wait.”

While Klopp subsequently backtracked, it did not stop Drogba from taking a jibe at the German on Twitter.

The former Ivory Coast striker shared a video of Senegal fans celebrating their 2021 AFCON triumph and captioned it: “A « little tournament » that means a lot for us Africans.”

Meanwhile, Liverpool were impacted the most by the AFCON out of all other Premier League sides.

Klopp’s side lost key first-team players in Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita for a couple of weeks due to the AFCON tournament, which ended on Sunday night after Senegal defeated Egypt in the final.

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