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Both God-like and human, Jurgen Klopp has rebuilt a team and a club on fundamental decency

Vincent Hogan


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Jurgen Klopp looks on as his liverpool team warms up ahead of the Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Anfield last Wednesday. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp looks on as his liverpool team warms up ahead of the Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Anfield last Wednesday. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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Jurgen Klopp looks on as his liverpool team warms up ahead of the Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Anfield last Wednesday. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The dead never leave us, life would make little sense if they did.

Jurgen Klopp’s tears on Sky Sports last Thursday night were a reminder of this, a reaffirmation that his stamp on this Liverpool story is as much one of emotional intelligence as technical or tactical insight.

His tears communicated understanding of how the power of our present only comes from awareness of the past.