Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was this evening involved in one of the most bizarre press conferences he will likely ever sit through.
The German tactician, along with his Reds squad, travelled to the Russian capital of Moscow earlier today, ahead of their Champions League clash with Spartak Moscow tomorrow evening.
Klopp was soon introduced to the media at his pre-match press conference, but things didn’t exactly go as planned.
The conference opened with questions on the threat posed by Spartak to his side, along with the future of Philippe Coutinho, though Klopp could immediately be seen to be somewhat puzzled by the nature of the inquiries.
The translators were visibly struggling with their jobs, with Klopp himself having been forced to help out those in charge of relaying his answers to the press.
A number of questions surrounding Spartak Moscow’s league form resulted in the former Dortmund boss asking reporters in attendance for their opinions on the subjects being brought to the fore, before informing one member of press who claimed that he couldn’t hear anything that ‘Nothing important has happened up to now!’
Bad to worse
Things did not get much better from here, as Klopp was then questioned on whether he is in love with any of his players, following the comments of Tottenham boss Maurico Pochettino regarding Harry Kane over the weekend.
The bewildered Reds boss responded:
‘I don’t understand this business – in a Champions League press conference!’
‘When I say I love the club, I love the players.’
‘I love Harry Kane too! I love good footballers.’
Jürgen Klopp’s press conference summed up in one picture. 😂 pic.twitter.com/9wK4eMCiQT
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As his reply was being relayed to the journalists in attendance, Klopp, clearly annoyed at this point, cut in on the translator to jibe that her efforts were a waste of time.
That marked the end of the conference, with all in attendance left looking a little bemused at what had just unfolded.