Jurgen Klopp has been great for a soundbite over recent years, but can you guess who the Liverpool manager is talking about in 10 of his best quotes over the years?
In the first of a new series, we’ll take one of the game’s most famous names and trawl through our archives to provide you with some of their wittiest, more sarcastic and most memorable soundbites so far – all we need you to do is guess who or what it is they are talking about?
The answers will be provided in a second article later in the day, so make sure you return later to see how many you got right!
1. Fill in the missing word after Liverpool beat Man City 3-0 at Anfield in 2017.
“The best word I can say to describe this is: _____!”
2. Which player is Klopp discussing here?
“We played against him when he was at %$£&! and we didn’t know him. We played with Dortmund against him and it was ‘what the f***!”
3. And who is the manager Klopp was talking about in this famous soundbite?
“He likes having the ball, playing football, passes. It’s like an orchestra. But it’s a silent song. I like heavy metal.”
4. Who was this footballer?
“We will wait for him like a good wife waiting for her husband who is in jail.”
5. On his choice in music.
“The best band in the world. My mother said it, my father said it: Number one is _______.”
6. On hitting back at the critics, but which pair were the subject of his anger?
“The pundits, former players most of them, forgot completely how it felt when they got criticised. Especially the _____; the one who was the manager he obviously should know that too much criticism never helps. But he is not interested in helping a Liverpool player, I can imagine. He showed he struggled with the job to judge players so why do we let him talk about players on television?”
7. This former Borussia Dortmund star was a big favourite of Klopp’s, but who is he?
“He fits us like an arse on a bucket. What he offers is exactly what we need.”
8. Which player here is the subject of Klopp’s affections?
“He is unique! He is just exceptional, a very football-smart person, obviously.”
9. And who is the German discussing here?
“I am still completely positive. Would I like to have him available? Yes, 100 per cent. It’s brilliant to have him around, as he can cool games down, he still has speed and all these things.”
10. And which of his former charges was Klopp hailing here?
“If you were to ask me to write a list of the most standout professionals I’ve worked with in the game – in a career of well over 30 years – he would be competing for the number one spot.”
So how many did you kn0w? Check back in later for the answers….