Frustrated Jurgen Klopp loses his cool with fellow German-speaker for his ‘s***’ translation

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Frustrated Jurgen Klopp loses his cool with fellow German-speaker for his ‘s***’ translation after he WRONGLY told the press Jordan Henderson had said Liverpool would take Champions League clash with Salzburg ‘easy’

  • Klopp and Henderson were giving press conference ahead of match in Salzburg
  • Henderson said Liverpool wouldn’t be taking it easy in Tuesday night’s match
  • But the English-to-German translator said they would be ‘taking it easy’ 
  • German boss Klopp interjected and corrected the interpreter 
  • Liverpool need a point against Red Bull Salzburg to reach last-16 of competition 

Jurgen Klopp called out a ‘s***’ translator after he misinterpreted Jordan Henderson’s answer during a press conference on the eve of their crunch Champions League match with Red Bull Salzburg.

The Liverpool manager wasn’t happy when the translator sat alongside him suggested Henderson said they would ‘go easy’ in their final group stage fixture.

In fact, captain Henderson, who was asked about Liverpool’s previous last match deciders in the competition, had said ‘that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy.’

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lost his cool with a 's***' translator in the press conference ahead of their crucial Champions League match against Red Bull Salzburg

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lost his cool with a ‘s***’ translator in the press conference ahead of their crucial Champions League match against Red Bull Salzburg

The interpreter was relaying quotes by Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson when Klopp interrupted and corrected him on his translation

The interpreter was relaying quotes by Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson when Klopp interrupted and corrected him on his translation

After Henderson had finished speaking, the translator relayed his words into German only to be interrupted by Klopp.

In German, the manager said: ‘It’s s*** when next to the translator sits a coach who speaks German.

‘The question was if the Champions League title from the last year helps us because we have always delivered in situations like this.

‘He [Henderson] doesn’t talk about going easy in this game. We are aware of this challenge. He is speaking about all this normal stuff.

‘You should really listen. Otherwise, I can do it by myself. It’s not too difficult.’

Then switching to English, he added: ‘I am in a competition mood already, I can tell you.’

Henderson had said that Liverpool would not be 'taking it easy' against Salzburg as they search for the point needed to make it into the last-16 of the competition

Henderson had said that Liverpool would not be ‘taking it easy’ against Salzburg as they search for the point needed to make it into the last-16 of the competition

But German boss Klopp got annoyed when the translator claimed Henderson said they would be 'taking it easy' in Tuesday night's match

But German boss Klopp got annoyed when the translator claimed Henderson said they would be ‘taking it easy’ in Tuesday night’s match

Liverpool need a point from their match against Red Bull Salzburg to make it through to the last-16 of the competition.

The defending European champions currently lead the way in Group E, with 10 points from their five games, a point ahead of Napoli and three ahead of Salzburg.

And Klopp’s side will also get through if Napoli lose at home to Genk though this seems unlikely given the Belgians have yet to win in the group.

Henderson was asked about whether being the defending champions put any more pressure on this final day fixture.

Liverpool still need a point against Red Bull Salzburg to book their passage to the knockouts

Liverpool still need a point against Red Bull Salzburg to book their passage to the knockouts

Liverpool won the Champions League last season but need a point to make the last-16 this time

Liverpool won the Champions League last season but need a point to make the last-16 this time

He said: ‘We need to perform, we need to get a result to get through to the next round which we have proven we have done before.

‘That doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to do it again. We learn from those experiences and we know what we need to do.

‘We have confidence in our own ability and if we perform to the level we have been and we are capable of we can get a good result.’

Group E permutations 

Liverpool travel to Austria to play Red Bull Salzburg knowing that a point will be sufficient to send them into the last-16.

The defending European champions currently lead the way in Group E, with 10 points from their five games, a point ahead of Napoli and three ahead of Salzburg.

And Jurgen Klopp’s will also get through if Napoli lose at home to Genk though this seems unlikely given the Belgians have yet to win in the group.

But if Liverpool were to lose to Salzburg, that opens the door for the Austrians but they also need Napoli to lose.

If Napoli do beat Genk, Salzburg need to defeat Liverpool by a better scoreline that the 4-3 by which they lost at Anfield on matchday two.

Napoli are through if they draw with Genk or if Salzburg do not beat Liverpool.

 

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