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29th Oct 2017

Claude Puel had no idea what Jamie Carragher was saying before kick-off

Luckily a translator was nearby

Darragh Murphy

Claude Puel has a difficult task ahead of him.

Having taken over at Leicester following the sacking of Craig Shakespeare two weeks ago, Puel has been tasked with dragging the Foxes up the table.

Another challenge that Puel faces is trying to convince Riyad Mahrez to stay at the King Power Stadium amid interest from several clubs but the former Southampton boss has said he is confident that he will be able to “seduce” the Algeria international.

But perhaps the most challenging aspect of his new job thus far was trying to make sense of what Jamie Carragher asked him ahead of his first Premier League game in charge of Leicester.

Prior to the second Super Sunday game this weekend, Carragher visited Puel to ask him what persuaded him to take the position.

“You’re a very experienced manager,” Carragher started.

“Was it a big desire of yours to come back to the Premier League after what happened last season at Southampton?”

It was a good question but, unfortunately, Puel had absolutely no idea what was said due to Carragher’s strong Liverpool accent.

Thankfully, Thierry Henry was on hand to translate Scouse into French for Puel and get the answer ahead of Leicester’s game with Everton.

Carragher, who recently claimed that the sacking of Shakespeare was “a little bit harsh”, was well used to it and social media absolutely loved it.