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Jurgen Klopp reacts to a question about Harry Kane in latest press conference

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Liverpool travel to Russia to face Spartak Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday. 

The two sides both drew their opening Group E matches, against Sevilla and Maribor. 

The Reds drew 2-2 at Anfield and Spartak were held away from home in Slovenia. 

Both sides will be hoping to get three points on the board, but it will be a tough ask for the English side who are travelling around 2000 miles across Europe.

Their form going into the game is patchy, but they did beat Leicester City 3-2 at the King Power stadium on Sunday.

That fixture meant they'll only have two days rest before kicking off against Moscow, but fans will expect their team to pick up a win.

Ahead of Tuesday's game, Jurgen Klopp held a press conference, which is pretty standard ahead of European games. 

What wasn't so standard though, were the questions the Liverpool boss had to face from Russian journalists. 


In fact, the press call was so shambolic, it was slammed as "a waste of time" by the boss himself and lasted just 11 minutes, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The questions, which were poorly translated, appeared to range from topics about loving his players to an analysis of the last goal Spartak conceded.

Most though had very little to do with tomorrows game and that question about loving his players appeared to really get on Klopp's nerves. 


Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has recently professed his adoration for striker Harry Kane, so one journalist decided to ask Klopp if he felt the same about his players. 

"I am really impressed that we are at a Champions League press conference talking about things like this," he said, as per Goal.

"I really don't understand the business anymore," he continued, before eventually answering "I love Harry, too."

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The German did then clarify his actual response after confusion over the translation.

"Actually, that's not important for Russia. It's just an English thing. Pochettino loves Kane - and who do I love? That's the question. It's a waste of time." 

That was a pretty strong response from the Liverpool boss, but he should be forgiven for his blunt attitude to a pointless question. Especially after a nine-hour flight. 


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