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Revealed: Klopp's Ronaldo-Inspired UCL Final Team Talk

Revealed: Jurgen Klopp's Cristiano Ronaldo-Inspired Uefa Champions League Final Team Talk

by SL International

Aug 14, 2019 10:32 AM

Tags: Jurgen Klopp Cristiano Ronaldo Champions league

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is one of the most charismatic figures in football, and a Reds star has now revealed how the German hilariously referred to Cristiano Ronaldo during his 2018 Uefa Champions League final team talk.

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In May 2018, the Reds took on Ronaldo's Real Madrid in the Champions League final, and Klopp was intent on calming his players' nerves by giving his team talk in a pair of "CR7" branded underwear. 

"We saw he was wearing the boxer shorts of Cristiano Ronaldo," Georginio Wijnaldum told The Athletic, as reported by the Daily Mirror

“He did the meeting with his shirt stuffed inside his 'CR7' boxers. The whole changing room was on the floor laughing their heads off.

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"That really broke the ice. Usually in those situations, everyone is serious and concentrated. But he was relaxed and made this joke.

"He's done hundreds of jokes likes that. If you see that your manager is really confident and relaxed, it will have an effect on players.

"He is a father figure in those things for the players. With his jokes and his body language, he takes the pressure off players."

Liverpool ultimately lost that final 3-1 to Real, but made up for the defeat last season when they defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the 2019 decider.

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The Reds will take on Uefa Europa League champions Chelsea in the Uefa Super Cup on Wednesday night.

Will Liverpool reclaim their Champions League title this season? Let us have your thoughts by commenting below.


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Aug 14, 2019 06:51 PM

CR7 is the best

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