Jürgen Klopp Watch

RobinLFC

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Totally agree. But there may be method in the madness this summer. Get all the important players tied up to new fixed contracts up to retirement age (Salah, VvD, Alisson, Mane, Hendo) then splurge on Mbappe as it's too late for the other main players to complain. Just before the window slams shut.

A man can dream. :)
This would be quite some tactic. Also, given just how brilliant Mbappe is, I doubt any of them would complain much should he join Liverpool and immediately become by far the highest earner.

It's never happening though, I reckon he's off to Madrid on a free next season. The Klopp cycle is coming to an end and our most important players are nearing the end of their prime within this and 2-3 years, who knows who we bring in to succeed Klopp and how our team will look like after that. At Madrid you just know that you're challenging every season especially with Barca in such a comical state right now, at Liverpool it could be right back to top four contention if Klopp leaves and our best players are getting old. That seems very doom and gloom right now but it's a realistic possibility, so it's a no brainer for Mbappe imo (especially considering he's a Madrid fan / Ronaldo fanboy since he was young).
 

B20

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I only ever see Mbappe to Liverpool 'rumours' on Liverpool-centric social media pages. Are actual journalists talking about this?
It wouldn't surprise me if this is actually part of some senseless social media strategy thought up by some jen chang successor at the club.
 

Anustart89

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Can someone point me in the direction of Klopp’s comments when Mark Noble picked Ander Herrera up and carried him off the pitch without a reaction from the ref? I bet he was very outraged over what was allowed already back then.
 

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I don't really understand the Mbappe rumours. We are never going to sign him. Or Halaand for that matter - a rumour that sometimes come up.

I am slightly surprised about us not cashing in on one of Mane or Firmino - even though I love them both. Jota has shown himself to be a good replacement. Sell one of those and buy a younger player.

I also don't understand the talk of Klopp leaving. Don't see any indication of that either. But if he does, I won't be surprised if Lijnders takes over. I sometimes get the feeling that he is being groomed for the job. He is loved and respected by the players and knows the system of the club and the squad. It would also ensure continuity.
 

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He looks worried.
 

tomaldinho1

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Fair play to him actually addressing the Saudi human rights issues. Most managers (including our own which disappointed me) just dodged it but respect to Klopp to actually answer the question and call out the PL. These guys are all minted, they are some of the few people who are able to speak their minds with no real fear, way more should have the courage to say something.
 

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Fair play to him actually addressing the Saudi human rights issues. Most managers (including our own which disappointed me) just dodged it but respect to Klopp to actually answer the question and call out the PL. These guys are all minted, they are some of the few people who are able to speak their minds with no real fear, way more should have the courage to say something.
I dislike Klopp for many reasons, but respect is another thing, and I think most if anyone have a a lot of respect for his willingness to speak out on issues such as the Newcastle takeover and money in football generally. Goofy and annoying prick, but honest.
 

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Despite him being the manager of our biggest rivals, I don't have too much of an issue with Klopp and think almost any team that had him would be better off for having him at the helm. He brings a raw passion for the game that has gone missing over the years (Thinking of all the generic PR friendly answers that managers and players give) and he is adored by his players. Liverpool wouldn't be the force they are right now without him. You can scrutinize almost every interview he has done and put a negative light on it, but his results and performance speak for themselves. Clearly, whatever he does, works.
 

golden_blunder

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You're looking at the result instead of the process - it's still weird as feck especially given how Southgate has treated others in the same predicament in the past.
In fairness, stones has never really let Southgate down and he’s a big one for trust of players. Also and this is only a personal opinion, i think stones has more to his game, specifically the attacking side and the potential to nick a goal
 

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Credit to him for speaking about issues that other managers wouldn’t want to go anywhere near (vaccines, Wahhab FC). Good man. Unhinged and crazy at times, but his heart is in the right place.
 

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Credit to him for speaking about issues that other managers wouldn’t want to go anywhere near (vaccines, Wahhab FC). Good man. Unhinged and crazy at times, but his heart is in the right place.
Who in the public is really talking about issues like him? Everyone is scared to become torn to pieces in social media. Not Klopp, he is so authentic. If he would be up to become world ruler, I would follow him gladly.