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Klopp talk

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by the count, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. the count

    the count SCM's least favourite muppet Forum Moderator

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    Klopp: “I always wanted to be a football manager. No one asked me at 33. We played a game, we lost the game, and they sacked the manager. The next day I was manager.”

    “It starts with a dream. If you dream and are ready to work for it, it’s possible.”

    “I really believe in second chances. I had more than two, so I like to give players a chance or two. It starts with a dream. It’s not important to be the best, it’s important to beat the best.”

    “My managerial style? I hope no one falls asleep when I answer. The most important skill in life is common sense. I’m not skilled in intelligence, but common sense I take to the highest level.”

    “I love to play entertaining football. I rather have someone hit the cross bar than not shoot.”

    “I don’t like a victory with 80%. You’re not completely exhausted - it’s a waste of time. I’m not the smartest manager in the world, but maybe the most passionate.”

    “Motivation should never be a problem. The best thing you can learn in football is that hard work will pay off. Who am I to tell you what your limit is?”

    “In life, it’s not about where do you go. I never dreamed to be the Liverpool manager because it didn’t make sense. It’s about hard work.”

    “I will never tell a player he is never good enough. If he is in my team and he’s good enough, it’s then my fault. The defeats are my responsibility and the victories the players’.”

    “The best education in football is the game itself.”

    “How do I handle conflict? I’m the boss. (Smiles) As the boss of a club, I have a fantastic staff but the final decision is always mine. I don’t expect perfection.”

    “Rift with the managers? The dugout on the field is like Las Vegas - what is said in the dugout stays in the dugout. I don’t concentrate on what the other managers are doing. We aren’t divas. You can’t win the game in the dugout.”

    “I’m Christian. How can you have more luck in your life than you can imagine and everything worked out. My life is much better than I expected. How can I be a horrible person? No. I’ll be an idiot.”

    “Staying down to earth is a question of intelligence. As long as my family is health and well rested, I’m happy.”

    “What do I miss at Dortmund? Everything! It was a fantastic time, but it was the right time to leave. I miss everything, but I don’t want to go back... unless we play them.”

    “I keep in contact with a lot of my Dortmund players. They were young when I coached them, so I was like a father to them. When I left Dortmund, it’s not so important what people think when you come, it’s more important what they think when you leave”

    “I came here to South Africa because my friend told me about a wonderful opportunity. I love the idea behind this club (HBUFC), so I couldn’t refuse.”
    “I love what I do, but I don’t exist for football.”

    “My biggest influence? Martin Luther.”

    “There is only one defeat that I have struggled to get rid of is the Champions League final with Dortmund.”

    “The Champions League final is the only game I would like to play again. But I don’t live in the past. My aim is to collect there moments and sit there with a smile on my face when I’m old.”

    “There are two teams that are owned by a country in Europe, so it makes it difficult to win the Champions League. But in England, we can win the Premier League, but we need a bit of luck.”

    “We have to improve, 100%. But we will. We are fine and the owners are happy. Liverpool is a fantastic club, and my aim is to win the Premier League with it.”

    “Why Liverpool? I had an offer of another historical English club two years ago, but I ever felt comfortable with how they understood football. It didn’t feel right. When Liverpool called, I can’t explain it. It was right.”

    “Best player I’ve ever coached? Mario Goetze. He was unbelievable. The biggest improvement, though, was Lewandowski.”
     
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  2. white-sox

    white-sox Very Active Member

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    I think we should post 'Roy Hogson's talk' next. Just to highlight what an absolute wally he was and to highlight how lucky we are to have a manager such as Klopp!
     
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  3. SummerOnions

    SummerOnions Let's Push Things Forward Member

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    I wonder who the other club was?
     
  4. FoxForceFive

    FoxForceFive Administrator Administrator

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    I really, really, hope he means the religious (founding Protestant) Martin Luther, not the Nazi Martin Luther.

    Not that I'm terribly keen on the former, but it's definitely preferable to the latter!
     
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    Skullflower Very Well-Known Member

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    So being a Christian is taking common sense to the highest level?
     
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    My_Blood_Bleeds_Red Very Active Member

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    I really heart Klopp.


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  7. C/O

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    Imagine Klopp on cocaine.

    Like actually take a second and think about it..
     
  8. tombrown

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    I'd like to think he meant to add King on the end. Martin Luther Kenny
     
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    My_Blood_Bleeds_Red Very Active Member

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    “Why Liverpool? I had an offer of another historical English club two years ago, but I ever felt comfortable with how they understood football. It didn’t feel right. When Liverpool called, I can’t explain it. It was right.”

    Hmm wonder which one was it. Can't think of any historical big english clubs today, other than ourselves.

    Arsenal ?
    Man Utd ?
    Tottenham ?

    You can certainly forget about Chelsea and MC. Their history is made up mainly of oil money. Maybe it was Everton. I bet they showed Klopp their decennial best-of DVD release.
     
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    Manchester Utd
     
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    Jack D Rips Well-Known Member

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    Definitely. Even if it isn't it is.
     
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    Silver Sean Well-Known Member

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    He's the opposite of Maureen. Maureen: win = I did it. Lose = the players' fault. Klopp: Win = the players did it. Lose = my fault.
     
  13. Judge Jules

    Judge Jules Part of the Furniture Member

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    Could well be.  There were quite a few rumours to that effect swirling around at the time and their fans seemed very naffed off when he eventually signed with us.
     
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    moron i am legend Member

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    Arsenal - pretty sure it had to be.
     
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    Even the original Martin Luther is seen as having been influential on antisemitism. I'm with Skully - having a 16th century theologian being your biggest influence sounds like total fucking nonsense to me.
     
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    Chelsea I reckon when they sacked Mourinho
     
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    His 'i like second chances' is great as we are seeing that it isn't just a meaningless platitude. Look at Moreno now. I expect we will see a similar attempt at reintegrating Dejan once he is in a good mental place to play.
     
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    Hope not.
     
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    Brizzle Well-Known Member

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    I also agree that I think now is the time to just remove him from the squad - but I like the principle that he is a man of his word and has his own sets of principles that he holds himself to. Makes Sakho's booting from the squad even more telling!
     
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    gkmacca Part of the Furniture Member

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    It was the mancs. He was contacted in 2013.
     

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