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Gini Wijnaldum reveals what Jurgen Klopp did before the Champions League final in 2018 that made them laugh

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Liverpool were crowned Champions League winners this season after they beat Tottenham with a 2-0 score.

This was the Reds’ second UCL final in two years, however, in 2018, they didn’t have the same success as they did during this season.

In 2018, Jurgen Klopp’s side faced Real Madrid and lost 3-1.

A year later, Gini Wijnaldum has revealed a funny story from the dressing room as Jurgen Klopp gave a pre-Champions League final meeting in Ronaldo pants.

“We saw he was wearing the boxer shorts of Cristiano Ronaldo,” Wijnaldum told The Athletic.  “He did the meeting with his shirt stuffed inside his ‘CR7’ boxers. The whole changing room was on the floor laughing their heads off.

“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.”

Currently the Reds are in Istanbul for the UEFA Super Cup game against Chelsea which is scheduled on August 14 at 8pm UK time.

source Goal.

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