Jurgen Klopp, a name that changed the history of Liverpool

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Liverpool’s Premier League victory will be linked to the personality and passion of his coach Jurgen Klopp, who has changed the history of “Reds”, but these individual traits contrast with a management style that avoids absolute control.

Klopp has coached the team since 2014, when he came to him from the German team, Dortmund, and won with him the most expensive European Cups Champions League and Club World Cup, and the Super Cup, and this year achieved the dream of winning champion Premier League.

Since his coming and joining, the immediate effect of the German coach has been to instill the enthusiasm and confidence that the club lacked and desperately needed.

“Because the general feeling was bleak, I think this has brought life back,” Klopp said. This was clear evidence of the first months of his term.

While Klopp won the fans’ love in his handling style, he was behind the scenes applying a hustle and bustle approach, which he described during his time in Prussia Dortmund as “heavy metal football”, in reference to the loud music genre.

“Don’t pretend you know everything,” Klopp said in a recent interview. “You should be prepared to admit it. This is not a real philosophy, but a lifestyle. You should be surrounded by people who have better knowledge from you in different matters.”

This is precisely the approach Klopp took from the start until he achieved the goal.

He made it clear that he would not run everything in the club. “Why do you ask me?” He answered when one of the officials asked him when he wanted the team bus to go to the stadium before the match.

Former coaches have always determined such matters, but Klopp said two things in response, first there are bigger matters that concern him, and secondly, and most importantly, there are those who can better answer these questions.

The Premier League clubs have abandoned the single management style of “president” that deals with transfers, contracts, bus departure times, coaches, plans, and squad.

However, Klopp takes the mandate more seriously than others. It was an approach he took in Dortmund when explaining why, unlike other coaches, he did not move on to discover talent.

“I’m not going to travel around Germany to discover talent … This is illogical. You have to tell the talent finder: This is what I’m looking for and when you find a player, call me,” he added.

Liverpool, like other major clubs, has a department made up of professionals who discover talent and benefit from information, as well as watch and listen.

When it comes to transfers, Klopp cooperates with sports director Michael Edwards, a partnership that has completed the important pieces missing in the winning squad.

There is also a focus on mathematical and analytical specialists as Klopp works on the “need to know” basis.

And when Klopp receives important information, he is talented in conveying it to players concisely and effectively, and he often does this himself instead of leaving it to others who deal with tablets.

Club analyst Mark Leyland said, “He is on a different level with regard to his knowledge of when the information will be presented or what should or should not be presented.”

Klopp, 53, is quick to put his arm around his players, and he is also talented to listen and guide, but this comfortable or closest approach to care conceals the tougher side.