Jürgen Klopp: The Bossest of Bosses

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You know I can't imagine the young Jürgen wandering alone and pensive through the Black Forest with a collection of Goethe's poetic works so preoccupied with deep philosophical thoughts that he'd get onto the wrong track and get utterly lost, so why do people allow him to seem as though he is completely obsessed about being 'on a good way'. Liverpool is a seafaring community so what's stopping people point out to him that another option is being 'well on course'....If no-one says anything, the Black Forest kid won't know any different... :sneaky: :confused:
 

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It gets better. He has equalled the record for awards during a single season. Guess who holds the record - yep, it's Pep. Another record to be swept away by Klopp?
Another record lost by Pep I (Josep) only held by Klopp for a short while until Pep II (Pepijn) breaks his record!
 

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A characteristally sharp-witted exchange I had in an advanced level English class with Porsche design engineers earlier today. I was trying to provoke and poke them a bit when things had started to get a bit quiet in a business meeting role-play.
Me: Porsche hasn't exactly got a humble image, has it Florian? I mean it's not Opel.
Florian: The only good thing about Opel is Jürgen Klopp.
Student 2: Yeah and even he only started driving their cars when he went to Live-Opel
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Klopp is basically the perfect coach, IMO. He's a brilliant tactician, an incredible motivator, a engaging interview, a persuasive recruiter. He builds a culture of accountability and joy around football. He does that best by instilling that culture in his players so that they will want to hold each other accountable, which is the best way to maintain a lasting legacy.

I always felt the best managers in all aspects of life valued integrity and accountability, but also appreciate the humanity of the people they manage and drove them to be their best within the confines of who they are rather than trying to force them to become something that they're not. That's where many managers fail, in my opinion - they try to make everyone the same, rather than approaching everyone where they're at and deriving the best from each of them.
 

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Wilson is a relatively young man I believe (he doesn't look over 40 anyway) so he writes well and with authority on the current situation in the game. The trend that leagues are being won by ever increasing gaps is spot on. It was nice to be reminded how great the 78-79 side were in a period where Forest and Villa were also winning titles.
Getting into the top 4 wasn't a thing then. In the season Villa won the league 1980-81 we came 7th and only won 17 games (and a third European Cup). It was like Paisley was planning this, giving the team a whole season's rest in the league! The pressures on Klopp for consistency are far greater.
 

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Fantastic piece. Really liked this bit: "Step into a taxi and ask for a ride to Melwood, the Reds’ training ground, and the driver will inquire in wondrous Scouse: “Going to see the German god?”
“And what did he say?”
“He said I am the German God!”
Liverpool meets Blackadder :)
 

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Wasn't really sure where to post this; this seems as good a place as any.


Discuss.
The league was more competitive in the seventies and early eighties which makes our success during that period particularly impressive, but there was never a team around like Man City that appeared to be on the verge of total domination of the league but were gradually reeled in and overtaken in the space of a couple of years. That's even more impressive in an age where finances dictate success more than ever. If the current team wins the league on the back of winning the CL last season then there's a conversation to be had about whether it's the greatest ever. Player for player I would say it's the best I've seen and I've seen all the other great LFC teams.
 

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Wasn't really sure where to post this; this seems as good a place as any.


Discuss.
Firstly, its missing the second great Paisley team of the 80s with Grobellaar, Lawrensen/ Hansen, Johnston, Rush/ Dalglish, still with Souness and King kenny, but also Sammy Lee. You could also give Houlliers UEFA team a nod too, maybe not the best but I think worthy of a place.
 

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Firstly, its missing the second great Paisley team of the 80s with Grobellaar, Lawrensen/ Hansen, Johnston, Rush/ Dalglish, still with Souness and King kenny, but also Sammy Lee. You could also give Houlliers UEFA team a nod too, maybe not the best but I think worthy of a place.
Also, I’d say Bentitez’s great side was the one in 09 that humbled Madrid and Utd in a week.
 

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With all due respect to those teams and the posters advocating for them, you cannot be in this conversation, for Liverpool, without winning the title.
I think if you are talking about the best I would say Shanks for building the club, Paisley for winning trophies and creating a winning machine and not keeping older players, but slowly evolving the team rather than re-building. Thirdly, Dalglish for the best mot aesthetic team.
An honourable mention to Joe Fagan should really be included for his title win and treble. Honourable mention to Benitez for Big ears and Houllier for the UEFA ! And klopp would get an honourable mention IF he wins the title this years. If h wants to get to the top table, he will need to do more ! However, at the moment Im just happy to see us top of the table with such a big margin !!
 

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