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Name Jurgen Klopp
Gender Male
Ethnic German
Job German Football Coach


Club as Coach Liverpool FC

2012 11 06 Retrieve

[Mesut Ozil saves Real Madrid with late goal against Borussia Dortmund] I’m sure we will still remember this game in 10 years’ time

2016 03 05 Retrieve

[Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Manchester City, coming only three days after losing to Manuel Pellegrini’s side in the English League Cup final on penalties] The best word I can say to describe this is: ‘Boom!’

2016 08 20 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp in an interview] I recently met a famous brain surgeon in New York and in his brain, when it comes to intelligence, there are definitely 80 per cent more light bulbs alight than in mine. But what happens? He started to stutter because he is crazy about football and this person from LFC was suddenly standing in front of him

2016 08 27 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp explains to Gary Lineker about the map of England in his office] I know nearly all the clubs, but I had no idea where they are. So if you would’ve told me Norwich was over there, I would’ve believed. Now I know. Nottingham I know because of Robin Hood

2016 09 17 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp on player and neighbour Adam Lallana when speaking at a press conference] Yes [we are neighbours]. He’s a nice guy, even as a neighbour. I have other neighbours, but they’re not good footballers! He’s a very smart guy and has really settled in at Liverpool. After his start, now he has 100 per cent settled in. A nice guy. I knew him from Southampton and I was looking forward to working him. He is good, he can play different positions and he’s mentally strong. A smart player. He’s very important to the team both as a player and a person

2016 10 15 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp talks about Wayne Rooney] Rooney is a goalscorer and a threat. A situation like this can happen in a long career. From my side he’s a world class player. I am manager as Liverpool FC so I know it is not allowed to like United players!

2016 10 29 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp, who was praised by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson recently, jokingly acknowledges he is not supposed to praise him back due to the two clubs’ rivalry] Is it allowed for me to say I like Alex Ferguson? I met him before I was Liverpool manager. It’s nice for him to say something positive. He did what he had to do at Manchester United, which automatically isn’t good for Liverpool. But it’s better he says something positive than negative about Liverpool. But I’m sure he didn’t go out of his house and think, ‘I’ll say some things about Liverpool’, he was asked a question!

2016 11 19 Retrieve

[Jurgen Kloppre calls a tale of where a party saw him end up being reported on negatively in the German press] We had a Christmas break and friends of ours wanted to have a party in the city. Nobody saw me because I had a mask. I didn’t feel too good, but I needed a little bit of help and I went out. Then at the end there was one point when you are a little bit drunk, so I lifted the mask and then the next thing there is a picture. The mask? It was Santa Claus!

2017 01 28 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp speaks about Steven Gerrard’s new role as academy coach] Everything I can do to help him on his way to be the best manager he can be, I am ready for this and I’d like to do it. Now he is at the academy it is good for us and for him it is perfect. Being a manager is a job you have to learn and when a person like Steven Gerrard and the player he was is ready to make the steps, that is wonderful news for football. Combining his playing experience with all the things he will learn from now on will be a bright future. It is brilliant

2017 03 04 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp speaks at a news conference ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Anfield] I’m not a clown, I’m not always laughing like crazy. I’m a normal person. My job is to make the players feel there’s a big chance to win it. I was a real mentality player, my strength was pushing team-mates. You try everything in the game - have influence from the sideline

2017 11 24 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp talks about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain] I just like this player because he’s already experienced, but so open to get used to what we do and that’s really nice. He is like dynamite when he comes on. Aggressive in the most positive way. Front foot always. Looking to attack and create. These performances come because of how good his attitude is in training at Melwood. He has the highest quality in everything he does; sometimes I think he is the last to realise this

I am sure he is greedy for more starting selections and of course that opportunity will come. He is very much in the infancy of his Liverpool life, but the ‘world’ in 2017 doesn’t always allow for patience. He is doing everything right in this moment and because of this I know he will be a big success for us

2017 12 30 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp comments on Mo Salah’s Performance] Two fantastic goals. They felt so good and felt so fair in this moment and deserved. So I’m really happy about it. Yes, Mo can keep that standard, for sure. He is still a young player, he can improve. It’s not about scoring only, it’s about other situations as well. He’s so important for us. But he knows and I know that he couldn’t score if he didn’t have the fantastic support of all the other boys. We played fantastic passes. Sadio’s idea in the moment before Mo scored the first goal – I don’t think a lot of people in the stadium saw that it would be an opportunity. That was really important

2018 01 20 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp reacts after his side’s 4-3 win over Premier League leaders Manchester] Maybe we will find somebody who will talk about the defence and say ‘no clean sheet’ or something like that, but he can blow up my boots

2018 01 27 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp talks about his preference of kick-off times in a pre-match press conference ahead of his club’s FA Cup fourth round match against West Bromwich Albion] I like night games. Fans can go out in Liverpool afterwards. It’s a better time to play football than at 12. I’m hungry at 12

2018 02 10 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp speaks about not comparing his club with others] You can be a millionaire and your neighbour is a billionaire and you are not happy only because you live in the wrong neighbourhood. Maybe you want to move your house to where there is no billionaire and then you are the king of the road. Please, I cannot be like this

2018 02 17 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp talks about his coaching philosophy] To create a situation where everybody feels important, enjoys themselves, knows their jobs, feels respected and feels needed – that’s how life should be

2018 03 17 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp revealed he does not expect to be in charge of the English Premier League club in 20 years from now] I respect Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson a lot for what they did for football, but the game has changed a lot. I think the first 15 years for these guys were like a holiday compared to what they had in the last 15 years of their job. The social media thing, I don’t read it, but it has influence from all sides and things that I don’t understand. I’m 50 and young in all things of life, but I’m too old for this. In 20 years’ time, then I am 70 and I can guarantee that I won’t be here. We shouldn’t draw this dark picture for all Liverpool fans that they have to deal with me for the next 20 years, let’s stay positive

2018 04 07 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp speaks about what inspires him] I’m inspired by Robin Hood. In my youth I read thousands of books because I loved the stories, I’m inspired by all of that. Boris Becker wins Wimbledon at the same age as me, it’s possible. Something special is possible. But it would never have been possible as a kid, I loved football but I knew I could never be Lothar Matthaus, no chance, but I loved it still. I wanted to do it as good as I could do it, my target as a manager is to be the best manager I can be, not the best manager of the world, I’ve no clue how that works

2018 05 05 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp speaks after his side’s 7-6 aggregate semi-final win over Roma in the UEFA Champions League] They don’t hang silver medals at Melwood. There’s still a job to do. Going to a final is nice, but winning it is even nicer

2018 08 11 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp insists his side are underdogs to win the 2018/19 English Premier League title] The champions are Manchester City and they didn’t lose any player and brought in [Riyad] Mahrez so they are not weaker. We saw the [Community Shield] game against Chelsea and both sides were impressive. We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago. We are the ones who have to do more and fight more. That must be our attitude

2018 08 25 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp speaks about Reds midfielder Naby Keita] Two years ago Naby played a season that I have never seen from a Bundesliga player. Together with Thiago that was the next level. I once spoke to Schalke’s Director of Football Christian Heidel who said Leipzig played with 12 men. Because of Keita

2018 09 22 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp on Roberto Firmino’s goal celebration in his side’s 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League] You can bring Bobby Firmino on and that helps a lot. I loved his goal celebration

2018 12 22 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp reacts to goalkeeper Alisson Becker’s late save against Napoli that helped his side progress to the UEFA Champions League knockout stage] The save Allison Becker made, I have no words for that, that was of course a life-saver, I am really proud. There are lot of things he can do. Calm with the ball, helping with our build-up situation, outstanding on crosses. And that save was just incredible

2019 03 02 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp when asked about reports that Brendan Rodgers would become Leicester City’s new manager] As long as he is not going to Everton then I’m fine, because if it’s Everton then he might want his house back! [Jurgen Klopp has been living in Brendan Rodgers’s house and welcomes the ex-Liverpool manager’s apparent return to the Premier League with Leicester, since it’s far enough away that his landlord will need to live elsewhere]

2019 04 13 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp on Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard] Eden Hazard, on his day, can be the world’s best immediately. He’s had a brilliant career and it’s not over yet. He has a lot of things that I like in football. His joy, he’s kind of cheeky as well, he’s strong, he’s quick

2019 04 25 Retrieve

[Klopp spoke about Mohamed Salah being named as one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2019] He missed one session. Today [Thursday] he is in training and everything is fine again. I saw a few pictures and he looked brilliant in his tuxedo. Wow. He met a lot of famous people. Mrs. Targaryen, eh? She was there as well. If he’d have asked me maybe I would have joined him! It was very interesting and now he’s back, it’s all fine

2019 04 27 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp talks about the Premier League title race with Manchester City] There is always hope until the last whistle of the last game. That never changed. If somebody doesn’t believe any more then I can’t change that now. If you still believe, then welcome to my club

2019 05 11 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp tries to put into words what Liverpool are feeling immediately after their history-making UEFA Champions League performance at Anfield against Barcelona] The whole game was too much. It was overwhelming. I saw James Milner crying on the pitch after the game. It means so much to all of us. It’s the best phase of football. There are more important things in the world. But creating this emotional atmosphere together is so special. It’s all about the players

2019 05 13 Retrieve

[Fined for running onto the pitch against Everton, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp pencils in 2033 for his next incursion] There were 14 years between the first one and the last one. It cannot happen anymore - for the next 14 years

2019 08 10 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp tells that he learned English by watching the popular USA TV sitcom Friends] I’m maybe a bit smarter than the Joey role. My talk with girls was never as good as his. How you doin? It wasn’t that easy in my life

2019 08 19 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp who said this in 2015] I said to Sturridge after the game ‘now I know what everybody is talking about so thank you’

[And the same Jurgen Klopp who said just last year] Who doubts Daniel Sturridge when he’s fit? I don’t. It is good for us to have him around. I am fine with him, 100 per cent

[And – most tellingly – the same Jurgen Klopp who said as Sturridge exited the club this year] What maybe is missed on the outside of the club by many is what a great leader Daniel is in our dressing room. He is smart, confident and not afraid to speak up when he thinks there is something that needs adapting to help the team. He has been great with many of the younger players also, so he has been so important to our progression here

2019 09 21 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp expects big things from Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic, whom he brought to Borussia Dortmund in 2015] He will be a proper player. He’s a talent, dynamic, good with both feet. Super exciting player, good signing

2019 09 28 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp talks about Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola] I respect them a lot. What Mauricio Pochettino did last year was so exceptional. Many times when you don’t win a title, people don’t remember you but he was extremely impressive. He has built his team step by step, keeping the team together. Pep Guardiola … what can I say? He has won so many titles, the way his teams play. He’s so exceptional; hands down, the best manager I’ve coached against. It was an honour to be nominated alongside them

2019 10 20 Retrieve

[Liverpool boss talks in his post-match analysis after 1-1 draw at Old Trafford] Man Utd had momentum in the first half because they were purely there to defend us. It’s just a point. Since I’m in England, Man United always played like this. We could do better and we will be better in the future but now we have to take it like it is. Everyone builds it up like a mountain but only one team has to defend and the other team has to make the game. It’s not the feeling that we won something today - it’s just a point

2019 11 16 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klopp realises he could bring the club the only trophy they’re missing] Oh, I didn’t think about that. I’m not someone who has to be the first on the moon or the first winning the World Cup with Liverpool, but when we are there then we will try with all we have

2019 12 03 Retrieve

[Jürgen Klopp claims Virgil van Dijk deserved Ballon d’Or over Lionel Messi] Things like this are decisions made by journalists. I see it slightly different and a lot of people see it slightly different but that’s absolutely no problem. Lionel Messi, I’ve said probably 500,000 times in my life already, is probably the best player I saw in my lifetime. Very early in my life I saw Franz Beckenbauer and Diego Maradona but I’ve seen Lionel Messi more

I don’t know how the others would have played nowadays – probably exceptional – but Lionel Messi is here now and he has won it six times and Cristiano [Ronaldo] five times but last season I cannot remember a more impressive season from a defender ever. Honestly. So it would have been right if Virg won it

I heard it was pretty close. As a group of players we won the Champions League, played an outstanding season and got 97 points and people see that as well because we cannot do that without performing players so I am really happy for them. It is nice but it is last season, so I think pretty much now all the awards are done and the boys can go for new ones

[Liverpool FC have usually been quiet in January under Klopp but the manager believes that strategy could change because of the early summer deadline in England] For us it is always the same. We don’t speak about it but we are pretty much always ready to do something if it will help us. If not, then not. We will see. I think the summer window is more difficult because of the different moments when it closes in Europe. That makes it really difficult. We will see how that will be in the future. The summer window only hurts the English clubs, it doesn’t help them. We can only buy until a specific moment, other clubs can buy into the season

2019 12 20 Retrieve

[Klopp says Liverpool want to win Club World Cup] This situation is different for Flamengo and for us,” he said before the final tomorrow. Flamengo got sent here from their continent with a clear order to win it and to come back as heroes. We got told, ‘Stay at home and play the Carabao [League] Cup’. That’s a massive difference.

We cannot change that. But we are here and we - my team - want to win the competition, even when we know it is very difficult because the other team is really, really good, but that’s how it is with the big competitions

[Klopp unsure if Van Dijk will play] We will see. Virgil was part of training today, Gini has had a session today, so we will see how it will look at the end. We have no new injury concerns. It was Wednesday when we played and now it is Friday. We use each hour for recovery so that is what we did. We will see who can line up tomorrow

2019 12 21 Retrieve

[Wijnaldum to miss Club World Cup semi-final] Gini was not as serious as we thought in the first moment, so he’s here doing the first recovery and then we have stuff what is necessary. We’ll see day by day, but for tomorrow night [Wednesday] he’s not involved

2019 12 22 Retrieve

[Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists his side are completely focused on winning the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time] We don’t fly 3,000 miles not to show up. We are here now and completely focused. If, however, you asked me if there should be a Club World Cup in the middle of our season, I would say no. I speak constantly about this kind of competition. We are here so, for us, it is the most important competition in the world. But can it be bigger? I don’t know

2019 12 23 Retrieve

[The bizarre situation has come about because the European champions are in Qatar ahead of Wednesday’s Club World Cup semi-final against Mexico’s Monterrey. But a fixture clash means another Liverpool team, made up of youth players, will be facing Aston Villa around 24 hours earlier] It’s good. Tomorrow night we start with watching the other semi-final live in the stadium, I think it should be possible. And then we will leave there a bit earlier and sit here in front of the television and watch that game. It will be absolutely exciting. I’m really delighted for the boys

2019 12 24 Retrieve

[Atletico won’t relish Liverpool tie] It’s an interesting draw, Before the draw I actually thought it would be Madrid – either one of the two clubs – and that’s the way it is. It’s a tough one, but if you go through all of the draws, there are pretty much four or five potential finals already in the last 16. So, really, really good; a good draw. A difficult game like it should be, but how we most of the time think and say, I don’t think Mr Simeone is running through his living room and is happy that he got Liverpool.

2019 12 28 Retrieve

[Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides Jordan Henderson injury update] He’s just getting better and better as a player, and his defending will only improve as he gets older, as Ashley Cole’s did. Hopefully he will make the international berth his own moving forward.

[After the match, Klopp played down the significance of beating Leicester] It was just a game against a really good football team. It is not about deciding whatever you were thinking about before it’s actually decided. It is already difficult enough to perform in the way you can win against Leicester in their stadium. How good they are, everybody knows, how dangerous they can be, everybody knows, and my boys just played a very good football game