Jürgen Klopp

Jürgen Klopp

Summary

Updated to include Klopp’s final season at Anfield

"It is the intensity of the football, of how the people live football in Liverpool, all the Liverpool fans around the world. It is not a normal club, it is a special club." Jürgen Klopp

Jürgen Klopp’s decision to leave Liverpool after nine incredible years shocked the football community. His tactical acumen, motivational skills and ability to develop young talent were instrumental in Liverpool's resurgence as a top team in English and European football.

Before disrupting the game in England, the extraordinary manager had single-handedly overthrown the accepted order in the German league, taking Borussia Dortmund from nowhere to back-to-back Bundesliga titles. Then, in 2019, he cemented his name in the history books by returning Liverpool to Champions League glory, ending the club's 14-year wait for a major European trophy. Klopp was the mastermind behind Liverpool’s Premier League title in the 2019-2020 season, a welcome return to the very heights of top flight football that saw his position as a Liverpool legend well and truly cemented in club history.

Long after his departure, Klopp will continue to be revered as a master tactician with his own unique playing philosophies. His legacy among his players will be his passion and man-management skills, and he will forever be adored by fans for his charm, wit and thrilling football on the pitch.

This is the definitive celebration of Jürgen Klopp, his down-to-earth nature and his footballing genius.

Reviews

  • 'What drives Jürgen Klopp, what is the secret of his success and how did he become a top coach?' Elmar Neveling's book gives all the answers
    Goal.com

About the author

Elmar Neveling

Elmar Neveling is an author with a focus on football and business. A business graduate, he writes for Ruhr Nachrichten among others. A second edition of his book Football Tactics: The anatomy of the modern game was published in 2020.

As a Dortmunder of many years standing, Neveling learned early on that for its true fans, Borussia Dortmund is more than just a club, it’s something you feel in your heart – a feeling that Jürgen Klopp let soar to unforeseen heights with his triumphs in the league and cup.
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