"I don't talk with the Sun anymore. I don't speak with the Sun anymore. It's not because I'm Liverpool now, it's because of a few things that will happen in the next few days or weeks..."
He made it quite clear it's not about Hillsborough. That being said, I fail to see the "dick move" in refusing to talk to a tabloid in general. A sewer rat carrying the bubonic plague has a moral highground on them.