Liverpool fans absolutely love their manager Jurgen Klopp.
And it’s easy to see why when you look back on the maverick German’s cracking quotes from his time at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund.
On his playing days
“I never succeeded in bringing to the field what was going on in my brain. I had the talent for the fifth division, and the mind for the Bundesliga. The result was a career in the second division.”
On losing to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final
“The only thing I can say is that it was great. London is the town of the Olympic Games. The weather was good, everything is OK. Only the result is shit.”
On a poor first-half performance
“I told my players during the break: Since we’re here anyway, we might actually play a bit of football.”
On Arsene Wenger
“He likes having the ball, playing football, passes. It’s like an orchestra. But it’s a silent song. I like heavy metal.”
On facing Bayern Munich
“We have a bow and arrow and if we aim well, we can hit the target. The problem is that Bayern has a bazooka.”
On losing Mario Gotze to Guardiola’s Bayern Munich
“He’s leaving because he’s Guardiola’s favourite. If it’s anyone’s fault, it’s mine. I can’t make myself shorter and learn Spanish.”
On beating Bayern Munich in 2011
“When Dortmund last won here 19 years ago, most of my players were still being breast-fed.”
On signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan
“Mkhitaryan fits us like an arse on a bucket. What he offers is exactly what we need.”
On his hair transplant
“Yes, it’s true. I underwent a hair transplant. I think the results are really cool, don’t you?”
On being compared to ‘The Special One,’ Jose Mourinho
I am ‘The Normal One’. I am a normal guy from the Black Forest. I was a very average player. I don’t compare myself with these genius managers from the past.”
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