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Jürgen Klopp: The Bossest of Bosses

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I am 55 and not once did the likes of Kenny, Hansen and Co ever once say that they wished they played less. Nor did Shanks or Bob Paisley - they thrived on more games because that meant you were more successful!

And no, that's not what I meant, obviously. They train and work every day... who doesn't? It should never be a problem to play twice a week if that is exactly what you get paid a shed load of cash to do. They have the very best of everything and being tired should never be an issue - "Professional" sportspeople seem to be given a free ride because they have to run and jump and stuff. Never hear farmers or builders etc... being mentioned like this do you? But if they screw up tiredness is not an excuse is it?
You realise that farming and building have had radical advances in technology, processes, health and safety over the last 40 years right? And the average life expectancy and health conditions later on in life has improved across the UK over the last 40 years including for farmers and builders? This seems like that sketch "in my day we had to get up before we went to bed, lick a moss covered rock for breakfast...." and didn't do us any harm spiel. Well actually it was doing harm back then. Look at the state footballers from the 60s and 70s were in when they got to their 40s and 50s compared to footballers from the 80s and 90s. Those from post 2000 will be even better condition when older too. The winter break (or lack of it in England) has been a self imposed hardship in England for a long time. The science and reasoning for a winter break has been accepted everywhere for a long time just England is funny about change. Theres people out there who still think the balls should be thick, heavy, leather ball busters.
 

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Why do you never hear the same arguments in other sports?

FFS they are paid millions to get in a ring and throw a few punches? Why do they need to train for months? I’ve got a mate who has a scrap most weekends, and he doesn’t need all this conditioning and fitness shit. And he doesn’t wear these namby-pamby gloves either. Sports gone fucking mad.
 

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To be honest he is looking after what is best for his team, the football authorities did nothing for us in regards the debacle with the League Cup, so why should we "respect" the cup, the people not respecting the cup have been the FA, 5th round on a weekday is the final nail in it's coffin.

All done so they could have a mid-winter break that they are now moaning about as they placed the 4th round replays in that period. There was no guarantee PL teams with England players wouldn't play in those games, especially as Soton and Spurs were drawn together.
 

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So last night I dreamt that I somehow managed to blag myself a job at LFC (something to do with the scouting department?) and got personally fired by Klopp.

I was sitting at my desk, totally at sea, and he comes and just sits down facing me. Doesn't say a word. Stressed, I tell him that with the level the club is at now, I just don't think I'm good enough to be there. Jurgen just smiled gently and said "and what does that tell you?"

I cleared out my desk and left :LOL:

Even in a dream, he's as cool as fuck.
 

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Having this man of sound principles and level-headedness in the middle of a mild controversy is not the sexiest fact about this season, but it shouldn't be taken for granted.
Long may you run and run our club 'George Bash'.
 

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Let me say this about Jurgen Klopp: he's made me fall in love with football again. I've been following this team since 2005, and while there were some glorious nights over those years, there was also so much pain. I don't think I've felt angrier about this club than during the Roy Hodgson era and the shit owners we had back then, but I don't think I felt more apathetic then during the end of the Brendan Rodgers era. The collapse. Stevie's retirement. Suarez and Sterling sold. Failures in player recruitment. Rodgers and his various annoying tendencies. It just wasn't fun to watch them.

And Klopp came in and instantly inspired tremendous passion in the club and the players and even when we played poorly early on Klopp made you believe. We had no reason to believe that this club knew how to target players in the transfer market and Klopp made you believe immediately with Mane and Wijnaldum and Matip that first summer. Our team got better every single year. They continued to bring in great players. They took a step, then a leap, then a rocket to the top of world football. All under Klopp. All with him instilling belief in everyone associated with the club. And he made me love football once again.

I am so grateful that he is our manager.
 

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Let's never forget that he made our team wait and watch as city lifted that charity shield, a useless trophy as well, before the season started. It'll be great watching us win the league as the city players give us a guard of honor. What a story.

From West Brom celebrations for a draw to getting the team motivated after every defeat. Be it CL. Be it league. Be it by narrowest of margins. The man's a genius. Tactical genius and master motivator, without leaving his class and role model as a human. Danke Jurgen!
 

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Let's never forget that he made our team wait and watch as city lifted that charity shield, a useless trophy as well, before the season started. It'll be great watching us win the league as the city players give us a guard of honor. What a story.

From West Brom celebrations for a draw to getting the team motivated after every defeat. Be it CL. Be it league. Be it by narrowest of margins. The man's a genius. Tactical genius and master motivator, without leaving his class and role model as a human. Danke Jurgen!
100% this. Remember how he was ridiculed for celebrating the late goal to draw v West Brom? Remember how he implored the crowd to get behind the team, winning or not? You can look back on Jurgen's time here and realise that *everything* has been working towards this. Klopp is the triple M: Mentality Monster Maker.

No other coach could have done it like this. Sure I think a huge amount of credit goes to back room staff, recruitment and scouting and exec and owners who have all created this blueprint for success that should be able to endure but it's Klopp and Klopp only that could bring it together like this right now. He is Shankly reincarnated, if you like. In the pantheon of Liverpool greats it is those two who future generations will ultimately hold highest.

Vielen Dank Jurgen!
 

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Uncle Bob says hello.
Kenny too.



Maybe better put it this way


Shanks, Kenny and bob are sitting at the bar enjoying a quiet beer, shanks gets up, grabs a bar chair and plonks it next to Kenny.

They all go back to their beer, no one says a word, but they all know who’ll be sitting there soon.












( answer is redbj, obviously)
 

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Let me say this about Jurgen Klopp: he's made me fall in love with football again. I've been following this team since 2005, and while there were some glorious nights over those years, there was also so much pain. I don't think I've felt angrier about this club than during the Roy Hodgson era and the shit owners we had back then, but I don't think I felt more apathetic then during the end of the Brendan Rodgers era. The collapse. Stevie's retirement. Suarez and Sterling sold. Failures in player recruitment. Rodgers and his various annoying tendencies. It just wasn't fun to watch them.

And Klopp came in and instantly inspired tremendous passion in the club and the players and even when we played poorly early on Klopp made you believe. We had no reason to believe that this club knew how to target players in the transfer market and Klopp made you believe immediately with Mane and Wijnaldum and Matip that first summer. Our team got better every single year. They continued to bring in great players. They took a step, then a leap, then a rocket to the top of world football. All under Klopp. All with him instilling belief in everyone associated with the club. And he made me love football once again.

I am so grateful that he is our manager.
yeah we do.
if you proud of him like as I do, recommend to you read this article: https://www.goal.com/story/inside-the-managerial-mind-of-liverpools-jurgen-klopp/index.html
 

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