Thursday 8 December 2016

'Kloppo' defies the cynicism of the age

By choosing Liverpool, instead of waiting for a bigger club, Jurgen Klopp is already a hero, writes Declan Lynch

Published 11/10/2015 | 02:30

Illustration by Jim Cogan
Illustration by Jim Cogan

For a long time we have waited for him and at last he has come.

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Jurgen Klopp, or "Kloppo" as his players are allowed to call him, or "Klippetty" as he has also been dubbed, is being openly embraced as the Messiah by fans of Liverpool, such as myself.

Given his tremendous record in Germany with Borussia Dortmund and the enormity of his charisma, Kloppo could have waited for something better - "better" at least in the sense of a better team, with better players, with a better chance of success, even in a better league, given that Liverpool tend not to qualify for the Champions League these days.

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