Jürgen Klopp

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Klopp (2010)

Jürgen Norbert Klopp (born 16 June 1967) is a German professional football manager and former player


  • He likes having the ball, playing football, passes. It's like an orchestra. But it's a silent song. I like heavy metal.
  • We will wait for him like a good wife waiting for her husband who is in jail.
    • Klopp on another injury of Mats Hummels[1]
  • We're facing the greatest challenge there is in football: to play against an Italian team that only needs a draw.
    • Klopp before second leg clash against Juventus in the Champions League.[1]
  • Mkhitaryan fits us like an arse on a bucket. What he offers is exactly what we need.
    • On signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Borussia Dortmund[2]
  • How do you explain to a blind person what colour is?
    • When asked by Schalke fan what is the secret to winning the Bundesliga[2]
  • It is not my sport. I don’t like winning with 80% [possession]. Sorry that is not enough for me. Fighting football, not serenity football, that is what I like. What we call in German ‘English’ — rainy day, heavy pitch, 5-5, everybody is dirty in the face and goes home and cannot play for weeks after.
    • On Barcelona playing style[2]
  • That’s the problem these days, whatever bullshit you say nobody will forget it.[3]
    • when signing van Dijk for 75 Mio, having said that he would not be in football any more if such prices are paid, commenting Paul Pogbas move to Manchester United for 89 Mio.
  • For me, football is the only thing more inspiring than the cinema. You wake up in the morning, and the magic was all real.
    • Klopp reflecting on his Champions League triumph with Liverpool in 2018–19[4]
  • Sending players off on international duty feels like seeing daughter off on first date, even if it is a good guy, you are slightly concerned[5]
  • Look, what I don’t like in life is that (for) a very serious thing, a football manager’s opinion is important. I don’t understand it, It’s not important what famous people say. You have to speak about things in the right manner. Not people with no knowledge, like me, talking about something. People with knowledge should tell the people to do this, do that and everything will be fine, or not. Not football managers. I don’t understand politics, coronavirus... why me? I wear a baseball cap and have a bad shave.
    • After being asked about coronavirus pandemic.[6]
  • I think it was my first red card as a manager, I went to the assistant referee and I said: ‘How many wrong decisions are allowed? Because if it’s 15 we have one left.’
    • On one of his sending offs in the Bundesliga.[7]
  • "Obviously, Liverpool was in the last years not famous for treating or dealing with women's football outstandingly well. They didn't go down to the Championship for no reason....Now they are back and we have to make sure that we use the situation. It is a wonderful team, great coach and I'm really happy for them to get promoted."
    • On Liverpool Football Club and the Women’s First Team. [8]
  • "I really have to say I love women's football, it's outstanding. The quality of the tournament is insane. England is doing exceptionally well. I saw three games of Germany too, they've been doing really well as well. It's a really good final - two intense teams facing each other. As much as I love England, my heart is with the German side. At a sold out Wembley with an English crowd, it will be a massive challenge for Germany. England are slight favourites playing at home, but Germany has a chance. Most important is the face women's football showed, it's a fantastic game. Women's football, over the last few years, exploded in their development. It's tactically and technically on an incredibly high level. The intensity of the games - physically it's really, really good and I love watching it. Congratulations to all the teams that were a part of it because it is a commercial for football, not only women's football."
    • Jürgen Klopp speaking ahead of the UEFA Women’s European Championship 2022 Final where England would go on to win their first major International title since the FIFA World Cup in 1966.[9]

About Bayern Munich[edit]

  • We have a bow and arrow and if we aim well, we can hit the target. The problem is that Bayern has a bazooka.
    • Klopp comparing the financial capabilities of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
  • They're like the Chinese in business: they see what other people are doing and copy it - just with more money

About Klopp[edit]

  • Maybe Klopp is the best manager in the world at creating teams who attack [...] I don’t think there is another team in the world attacking in this way with so many players capable of launching moves in an instant. [...] When Klopp speaks about his football being heavy metal, I understand completely. It is so aggressive. For the fans it is really good.
    • Pep Guardiola speaking in 2016 about the attacking strengths of Klopp's teams. Klopp remains the only manager in world football with a positive head-to-head record against Guardiola.[11]


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