Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hasn’t made many mistakes since joining English football in 2015, but even when he does there are hilarious consequences.
Jurgen Klopp cut a frustrated figure a few weeks ago, but with his squad flying on all fronts and a new contract agreed, the Liverpool boss appears to have been lifted a weight off his shoulders.
His more relaxed demeanor has been clear in his media engagements, despite a month that could see the Reds become sporting immortals. With the remaining season just weeks away, Klopp’s side remain in contention for all four major trophies.
The Carabao Cup is already safely stored in Anfield’s trophy room, while its place in next month’s FA Cup final against Chelsea has already been secured. A 2-0 victory over Villarreal also means they have a foothold in the Champions League final, while the battle for the Premier League title looks set to be over.
But if Klopp is feeling the pressure, he doesn’t show it and was able to share a joke with reporters ahead of this weekend’s trip to Newcastle. In footage that has since gone viral, a member of the gathered press mentioned the term “brain fog.” But Klopp, speaking in his second language, thought it was something more explicit.
“Why can everyone say that word and if I say it, it’s wrong?” answered the German. He then clarified that he thought the individual said “brainf***” earning more than a few laughs from those in attendance.
Klopp himself found it funny and had a good laugh and admitted it sounded exactly the same to him. His jovial mood was said to have only improved over the weekend as his side went down 1-0 at St James’ Park.
HAVE YOUR SAY! Will Liverpool win the treble this season? Let us know in the comments
The Magpies entered the Saturday lunchtime kick-off in fine form, having won their last five games in front of their own fans. But the visitors took control relatively early and more than deserved the 1-0 victory thanks to Naby Keita’s goal.
Keita’s goal saw the Reds climb to the top of the Premier League at the expense of Manchester City, although they would drop back to second place if the champions beat Leeds United at Elland Road.
Nonetheless, Klopp was happy with how his players handled the task at hand, especially with the quick turnaround in Wednesday night’s game against Villarreal.
“You can have a fit team, a crowd that’s been waiting for ages to succeed, so coming here with five changes and building a new setup is really tough,” Klopp explained. “So the performance was absolutely exceptional, I loved it. We had moments where we struggled because it’s so difficult.
“The impact we have off the bench in the game is exceptional, we expect a lot but the boys have to deliver. But Joe Gomez, what a game. Naby Keita, what a game. James Milner, what a game. Andrew Robertson, 93rd minute , current, absolutely brilliant.
When asked if they were focusing on City, he added: “No, on Villarreal. That’s what interests me. I didn’t think of City, just Villarreal.