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Sport 'It was stupid' - Klopp says sorry to German translator after slating him for misquoting him in press conference

12:35  11 december  2019
12:35  11 december  2019 Source:   goal.com

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Jurgen Klopp has slammed an English- to - German translator during Liverpool’s Champions League press conference after he misquoted Jordan The translator on the panel misinterpreted the skipper’s response, suggesting he had said Liverpool were going to “go easy” against the Austrian side.

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Jurgen Klopp has said sorry to the English-to-German translator he clashed with prior to Liverpool's Champions League fixture against Red Bull Salzburg.

When Jordan Henderson was asked about the challenge Salzburg posed the Reds at a press conference on Monday, he expressed his belief that the contest “wasn’t going to be easy”.

The translator on the panel misinterpreted the midfielder's statement, suggesting he had said Liverpool were going to “go easy” against the Austrian outfit.

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Klopp corrects 's***' German translator during Salzburg press conference . To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a Henderson actually said Liverpool knew the game wouldn’t be easy, but were confident they could get the away win after a similar situation last season.

Jurgen Klopp wasn't shy in correcting a translator during Liverpool's pre-match press conference ahead of facing Red Bull Salzburg in the The translator , who was translating Jordan Henderson's response to a question from English to German , was sat alongside the German coach.

Klopp reacted angrily to the error, expressing his belief that “it’s sh*t when next to the translator sits a coach who speaks German" and telling the interpreter in question to “listen” or he would “do it by myself”.

Liverpool picked up a 2-0 win over Salzburg on Tuesday to book their place in the last 16, thanks to goals from Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah.

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After the match, Klopp took the opportunity to apologise for his "stupid" outburst, insisting it was "unfair" of him to take his anger out on the translator in such a public setting.

"Before we start I'd like to apologise for yesterday," the Reds boss said post-match.

"I know that it was unfair and even more so as it happened in public.

"It was completely stupid. I didn't like the way my answer was translated, but the way I addressed it was stupid.

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The translator , who was translating Jordan Henderson's response to a question from English to German , was sat alongside the German coach. " It 's s*** when a translator is setting next to a coach who speaks German ," Klopp interrupted. "I'm in a competition mood already, I can tell you," he joked.

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"I should have done better and I'm sorry."

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Klopp spoke in German, and shook the translator's hand after his opening comments before saying "now in English" and breaking into laughter.

Liverpool's latest European victory saw them finish top of Group E on 13 points, one ahead of Napoli, who also qualified for the next round after recording a 4-0 home win over Genk.

Klopp will now prepare his side for a return to Premier League action on Saturday, with bottom-of-the-table Watford set to arrive at Anfield.

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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 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lost his cool with a 's***' translator in the press conference ahead of their

Liverpool boss Klopp said : " It 's s**t 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.

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