Saturday 15 December 2018

Adam Lallana reveals what an angry Jurgen Klopp looks like to the Liverpool players

Adam Lallana is back in the Liverpool squad
Adam Lallana is back in the Liverpool squad

Jack Austin

Adam Lallana has revealed how Jurgen Klopp gets frustrated that he can’t speak to his Liverpool players in German when he is angry.

The 29-year-old made the revelations in Raphael Hoginstein’s Bring the Noise: The Jurgen Klopp story, being serialised in the Daily Mail, as he discussed the former Borussia Dortmund manager’s way of inspiring his players behind the scenes.

Klopp is known for his passion on the touchline, with the big physical embraces he gives his players after the full-time whistle now commonplace.

But Lallana spoke of how the 50-year-old wishes he could drill in what he is saying to his players better when he’s angry and often has the urge to speak to them in German.

“A lot of the time, mainly when he's angry, Klopp says: ‘I f****** wish I could speak German to you,’” Lallana says in Bring the Noise: The Jurgen Klopp story.

“His English is tremendous, actually. I understand whatever he needs and wants to say. But it does frustrate him at times… He can give you a b******ing, he can really praise you. The hugs, they are really genuine as well.

“He will tell you when he is happy with you. He will tell you when he is not happy with you. He is just genuine, straight‑​up.

“He can't hide his emotions, can he? If he wants to say something he will end up saying it.”

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