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Italy: Klopp wary of 'San Paolo effect' ahead of Napoli CL clash

0 17.09.2019 Инфо

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W/S Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp and captain Jordan Henderson arriving at press conference, Naples
SOT, Journalist: "Liverpool have the Anfield effect, here in Naples there is a San Paolo effect. Are you wary of that?"
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool FC manager: "Yes."
SOT, Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool FC manager: "Oh, we cannot be the best team in Europe because Man City is the best team in the world. So, that's the same planet, I heard. There are a lot of good teams out there and you have to prove that constantly. Last year we were really good. I'm not sure we were the best team in Europe, but we were really good in the right moments, and that's why we won the Champions League. The dressing rooms are brilliant. Or let me say it like this: for us it's exactly the same like last year. I don't see anybody's new, to be honest. They left the away dressing room obviously like it was. Not sure if that's the plan, but we didn't see the other dressing room. But if they worked here and the air condition is not on, I can imagine that they needed a bit longer."
SOT, Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool FC manager: "He wanted to make a joke, so I have to be serious about it obviously. Otherwise I could make a lot of jokes about the weather, especially sitting here and sweating like crazy, I'm not sure I could work here, but... It was obviously German humour he didn't nobody got it. The weather was never a reason for me to choose a city, and the weather in Liverpool is, yeah, not always nice. But especially between, I would say, March and September, October, is nice, as you would imagine and I imagine. But I came in October and you could sing a song "Don't move to Liverpool in October", because then it's until March not too cool, and the first five months were a bit harsh. So, then I spoke a lot about the weather, but that's long ago. And now when I speak about the weather, or spoke about the weather, it was about the wind, which has an effect on football, but that's not allowed as well in England. But it's not a reason as well for me to leave the country. So nothing. I'm completely fine with the weather. Maybe at the moment it's the healthiest weather in the world. We have enough rain, wind is there, always fresh air. It's pretty much the opposite of this room, actually. And I enjoy that quite often."
M/S End of press conference, Klopp leaving
SCRIPT
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he was weary of the atmosphere of the San Paolo stadium in Naples in the lead up to his team's Champions League fixture against Napoli. Klopp spoke at a press conference in Naples on Monday.
Asked by a journalist whether he was weary of the so-called 'San Paolo effect,' Klopp briefly answered 'Yes,' drawing laughs from the media representatives.
Klopp dismissed a journalist's remark that his squad was the best in Europe, saying that Manchester City were the best team in the world at the moment. "Last year we were really good. I'm not sure we were the best team in Europe, but we were really good in the right moments, and that's why we won the Champions League."
Commenting on recent misinterpreted remarks he made about the possibility of him leaving the English club due to the weather in Liverpool, Klopp dismissed it as "German humour."
"It was obviously German humour he didn't normally got it. The weather was never a reason for me to choose a city, and the weather in Liverpool is, yeah, not always nice," he said. "I'm completely fine with the weather. Maybe at the moment it's the healthiest weather in the world. We have enough rain, wind is there, always fresh air. It's pretty much the opposite of this room, actually. And I enjoy that quite often."
Napoli is set to host Liverpool at the San Paolo Stadium in Naples on Tuesday. The kickoff is set at 20:00 GMT.