Register Login Scores

Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

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

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.

Read: Ronaldo On The Difference Between Him And Messi

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.

Download the new Soccer Laduma Social Media App here!

"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.

Read: Zidane On Brink Of Resigning?

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.

 

1 comments

Top 5

Chiefs 10 Youngest Goalscorers Revealed!

22 Aug 11, 2022 10:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Ronaldo Linked With Big Swap Deal

6 Aug 17, 2022 06:24 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Why Pirates Captain Was Substituted...

21 Aug 11, 2022 10:15 AM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Highest-Paid Players At Real Madrid

Aug 17, 2022 07:25 PM in LaLiga

Rulani: Vila Contributed To Downs’ Downfall

90 Aug 11, 2022 07:35 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Highest-Paid Players At PSG

4 Aug 16, 2022 07:25 PM in Ligue 1

A Closer Look At Thlopie Motsepe’s Presidential Ride

1 Aug 16, 2022 10:09 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Most Successful Al Ahly Managers Since 2000

4 Aug 16, 2022 01:24 PM in African Football

Ronaldo Linked With Big Swap Deal

6 Aug 17, 2022 06:24 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Why Chiefs Target Fits Amakhosi's Immediate Criteria…

31 Aug 10, 2022 08:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: Motsepe Launches CAF African Super League

14 Aug 10, 2022 02:30 PM in African Football

Downs & CT City CAF CL Opponents Revealed

39 Aug 09, 2022 05:24 PM in CAF Champions League

Ten Hag Explains Benni Appointment

10 Aug 01, 2022 10:20 AM in English Premier League

Reunion On The Cards For Top Keeper?

1 Aug 10, 2022 05:09 PM in Siyagobhoza