Jurgen Klopp took time to apologise to a translator he had labelled "shit" for his efforts prior to their Champions League tie against Red Bull Salzburg.
Klopp was annoyed at the translator during their pre-match press conference when he incorrectly suggested that Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said they would "go easy" on their opposition.
Wow! Klopp was angry. He corrected the German translator as he didn’t get the question & wrongly translate. Klopp said in German “it’s just shite when a German translator translates and a German speaking coach sits right beside you...”? #LFC #klopp #boompic.twitter.com/l2bgfPlA1v
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The game finished in a 2-0 victory for Liverpool. Speaking post-match, Klopp addressed the same individual and apologised.
“Before we start I’d like to apologise for yesterday,” Klopp said.
I know that it was unfair and even more so in public. It was completely stupid. I didn’t like the way my answer was translated, but the way I addressed it was stupid.
I should have done better and I’m sorry.
“Sorry. I was an idiot.” ?
Klopp offers an apology to the German translator. pic.twitter.com/ktAks7HVKD
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