Klopp hopes the first woman to referee UEFA match won't be the last one
- Liverpool vs Chelsea clash on Wednesday will be refereed by an all-female team.
- Stephanie Frappart is to become the first women to take charge in UEFA's men game.
- Klopp is genuinely happy that this moment has arrived.
- He already has history of being refereed by woman in Germany.
- 'It’s the first one so maybe that makes it a bit more special but I hope it’s not the last one'.
The UEFA Super Cup Final on Wednesday will be a truly historic and groundbreaking event. It will be the first UEFA men's game ever to be refereed by women.
Klopp is genuinely happy to be a part of such an occasion. When asked on his stance on a woman taking charge in the upcoming game he said:
"My answer would be: finally. I think it is time it happens. I have not a lot of experience with female referees. In Germany, Bibiana Steinhaus is doing them and it took a while until she was considered to be ready. Not by the professionals, more by the referees. Now she is settled and that’s really good.
"I am happy we can be part of that historical moment. I think there are still so many things in the world out there that we are obviously not smart enough to make the right decision, so it is a very, very smart decision that we can finally bring a woman to be the referee of a very, very important game, a big game in front of millions of people.
"We all, I am pretty sure – with all the emotions involved – will try to help tomorrow night and not to make it more difficult than a game is itself anyway. I will show my best face if possible, otherwise, my mum would be angry! It’s the first one so maybe that makes it a bit more special but I hope it’s not the last one, that’s all I can say."
It won't be the first game for Stephanie Frappart at the highest level of men's football, as she has already taken charge in a number of League 1 games. However, it will certainly be the most important one not only for herself but, to an extent, for all women around the world.