Jesse Marsch's fascinating half-time team talk in Liverpool vs RB Salzburg

Jesse Marsch during Salzburg vs Liverpool

When Liverpool were placed in a Champions League group with Red Bull Salzburg, it was expected they would easily see off the Austrian side in both encounters.

But that was not the case in their meeting at Anfield on Wednesday.

The Reds raced into a 3-0 lead after 36 minutes with Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson and Mohamed Salah all getting on the scoresheet.

Salzburg pulled one back before half-time through Hee-Chan Hwang, but they went into the break with a seemingly impossible task of getting back into the game.

But, miraculously, they managed to restore parity 15 minutes into the second half.

Takumi Minamino reduced the deficit to one, before wonderkid Erling Braut Haland levelled the scores just four minutes after coming off the bench.

Unfortunately for the Austrians, Salah gave Liverpool the lead once again and the Reds held out for the victory.

Jesse Marsch went crazy at half-time vs Liverpool

But it was a brilliant performance by Salzburg, who managed to turn the game on it's head and almost pulled off a miraculous comeback.

So, how did they manage to do it?

Footage has emerged of Jesse Marsch's team-talk at half-time and it really is something to behold.

He spoke in both English and German and you can read the whole translation below...

"Firstly, how many fouls have we committed? Maybe two?" Marsch said, per the Mirror.

"It’s not a f*****g friendly, it’s a Champions League match. We’ve got to play more physical and get stuck in.

"Be more ruthless against Van Dijk, we play with too much respect. Too much respect.

"Are they strong? Yes. But it doesn’t mean that we should be nice to them and don’t tackle them or fight.

"They have to feel us guys, they have to know we’re f*****g here to compete, not just that we’re here to stylistically going to try and play the same way, but we came to f*****g play.

Haland celebrates against Liverpool

"Let’s f*****g raise our will, our fight.

"We’re going to talk about tactics but when we step on to that field with more confidence and will. Now it’s us against them.

"We’ve seen that they are strong but we can do better and breathe life into our game.

"Self-confidence, physicality, that’s what it’s all about.

"They are not so dangerous with set-pieces. Come on, we have more to offer."

What passion. That team-talk really is something to behold.

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