Jurgen Klopp calls out ‘Sh*t’ German Translator for misquoting Jordan Henderson ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League clash against RB Salzburg.
Liverpool head into their crucial Champions League encounter against RB Salzburg hoping to seal their round of 16 spot. However, it will be far from easy as the defending champions will take on Salzburg at their home ground, a venue where they have only lost once in all competitions in the last 3 years.
Fortunately for the Reds, a draw will also be enough to help secure their place. However, with Salzburg themselves needing a win to secure their qualifications, it will hardly be an easy encounter for the Premier League leaders; a reality that isn’t lost on them.
Captain Jordan Henderson was asked about the pressure heading into the match and even though Liverpool have been in similar situations before, was it any different now that they were defending champions?
Henderson said that the game would not be easy. However, he was confident that his side could get the win.
‘We need to preform, we need to get a result to get through to the next round,’ Henderson said.
‘Which we’ve proven before we can do. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to easy and we’re going to do it again.
‘But we can learn from those experiences. We know it’ll be difficult, but we also have confidence in our own ability and I feel if we can perform to the level we have been then we can get a good result.’
The translator then went on to incorrectly translate Henderson about the easy part, triggering Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp who came to his captain’s defence.
Jurgen Klopp calls out ‘Sh*t’ German Translator for misquoting Jordan Henderson
“It’s s*** when next to the translator sits a coach who speaks German,” Klopp said in 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.”
Switching back to English, Klopp added: “I am in a competition mood already, I can tell you.”
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Liverpool can still qualify for the Champions league knockouts even if they lose. However, that would require the herculean task of Genk beating Napoli. Liverpool will not want to leave their fate in the hands of another side.
The Reds found themselves in similar situation last year when they were on the verge of elimination from the European Championship. However, they managed to survive the group stage before beating Bayern Munich, Porto, Barcelona and Tottenham to win the Champions League.
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