Some hope for a miracle - for others the nerves are blunt: At the press conference before the last Champions League group match of his Liverpool FC at RB Salzburg, coach Jürgen Klopp got the translator right. When he translated a statement from midfielder Jordan Henderson into German, Klopp interrupted him. "Of course it's shit for the interpreter if the German-speaking coach sits next to it, so listen, otherwise I can translate that, which is not that difficult," said Jürgen Klopp in the evening before the match. "I'm already in competition mode, I can tell you that," said Klopp to the interpreter.
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Then everything went smoothly, but Klopp was a bit annoyed at the very precise, but thereby long translations of his statements. Champions League winner Liverpool will be the first group duel against the Austrians on Tuesday evening (18.55, TV: DAZN, Liveticker SPIEGEL). The race is tight: Liverpool are only one point ahead of SSC Napoli, Salzburg with seven points can still move into the second round.
There one believes in a football miracle. "We have one final now, a 'final dahoam' against Liverpool, but it does not get any better," said former Zlatko Junuzovic from Bremen: "Now the hut will burn as it has never burned!" 29,520 spectators find place in said "hut", up to 100,000 wanted to see the game. Because on the black market up to 1000 euros for a ticket are called (normal price: 60 to 80 euros), wrote the crown: "euphoria in Salzburg - madness knows no bounds".
Praise for opponents Salzburg: Liverpool coach Klopp
At the same time Klopp raved about Salzburg's striker shooting star Erling Haaland. "The boy is 19, an incredible player and incredible talent, and he has a great future ahead of him," said Klopp. The Norwegian scored 28 goals in 21 competitive games and is courted by numerous teams.