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Klopp compliments translator for 'erotic' voice at media conference

20:42 GMT 27/11/2018
Jurgen Klopp
The Liverpool manager thought well of the man translating to French in the lead up to the Reds' Wednesday match against Paris Saint-Germain

Jurgen Klopp complimented the translator for his pre-match media conference on Tuesday, telling him he has a “very erotic voice.”

The Liverpool manager sat for questions ahead of his side’s crunch clash against Paris Saint-Germain, with the Reds needing a win to greatly boost their hopes of qualifying for the knockout round.

With the Reds in France to play the Parisians, questions and responses were passed through a French translator, whose words were filtered through to both media and Klopp through an earpiece.

After having complained that he had already spoken to every English journalist, Klopp received his first question in French.

Then, as the translator spoke in his earpiece, Klopp told the translator that he had “a very erotic voice.”

Afterward, Klopp added: "Congratulations....again please!"

A victory Wednesday would leave Liverpool in prime position to make it through to the next round of the competition, while a defeat would leave the Reds likely needing a multi-goal victory in their group stage finale against Napoli to advance.

A draw would leave the Reds in a better position than a defeat, but Klopp is not simply looking to escape Paris with a point, wanting to finally get back on the winning side of things in the competition.

"We want to win games,” Klopp said. “It's quite a while that we won the last [Champions League] game actually.

“We are here tomorrow night to win, with all we have. We want to be as good as possible, just for us and our supporters. It's a tough one, eh, to come to Paris and win? But we should try!"

A defeat to Red Star is what leaves Liverpool in such a perilous position to qualify, with it being a surprise letdown for a side that remains undefeated in Premier League play.

Klopp believes his side wasn’t at their best against the Serbian side, but is not worried about the PSG match, claiming his team will be mentally ready.

"Nobody expects us to be the 500% better football team tomorrow,” he added. “Little mistakes can be decisive.

“I'm not worried. My team were always psychologically ready. They weren't at their best in Belgrade, then I can easily accept that. I don't have to point finger constantly."