Jurgen Klopp was left baffled my a bizarre line of questioning at his press conference ahead of Liverpool’s game against Spartak Moscow.
All four teams in Group E stand on one point from their opening game as Liverpool drew 2-2 with Sevilla and Spartak drew 1-1 at Maribor.
Instead of being asked about his Liverpool side, Klopp instead was asked about a goal that Spartak recently conceded and was questioned on whether he loved his Liverpool players like Mauricio Pochettino loves Harry Kane.
Raising his eyebrows at the latter, Klopp responded: “I am really impressed that we are at a Champions League press conference talking about things like this.
“I really don’t understand the business anymore.”
After confusion with the translator, something which happened throughout, the German boss finally interjected: “I love Harry, too.”
He clarified: “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.”
Klopp did manage to successfully answer a question about the Russian side’s star man Quincy Promes.
“[Promes] didn’t play in the last game because he was injured, but Quincy is a very good player,” he said. “He has speed, he is good in one-on-one situations.
“Of course that’s a weakness for each team – it is like we played the last three games without Sadio Mane, also a very good player.
“He is not the only good player in the Spartak team, but he is a very good one. It always affects performances, but we will not win because one player is out or Spartak will not win because one player is in.”