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Liverpool must splash cash to defend Premier League title
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Liverpool must splash cash to defend Premier League title

The 2020/21 Premier League season kicks off this weekend and all eyes will be on defending champions Liverpool, as they'll be hell-bent on mounting a successful title defense. The Reds were exceptional last season and were unbeaten for most parts until the league title was almost as good as won. Jurgen Klopp and his men had very little worries in various areas of the pitch last season as players put in the required efforts including those on the bench when occasionally called upon. They took the best of the best last season to the cleaners and the points gap between first and second on the 2019/20 log is a proof and tells the full story of how brilliant they were in a season where they were heads and shoulders above their rivals. I agree that they were the best team in England ...
Klopp argues how COVID-19 aided Bayern’s UCL triumph
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Klopp argues how COVID-19 aided Bayern’s UCL triumph

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has argued that the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to Bayern Munich's triumph in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League competition. The Bundesliga giants emerged victoriously over Ligue 1 giants Paris-Saint Germain in a very tight final encounter with Kingsley Coman scoring the only goal of the game and eventual winner with a header before the hour mark. The victory ensured that the Bavarian giants ended the season with a 21-match winning streak that began in mid-February. The coach of the side, Hansi Flick has been heaped with praises for his significant impact after coming in to replace Niko Kovac. However, in an interview with ZDF, Klopp who previously managed Bayern's rivals Borussia Dortmund congratulated the club but suggested that they got a little lu...
Klopp plans to take a year off after Liverpool contract
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Klopp plans to take a year off after Liverpool contract

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he plans to leave Liverpool and take a year off. The German has helped the Reds to UEFA Champions League and Premier League title triumphs in the last two years and will exit the club on the expiration of his current contract. Klopp has a contract with Liverpool until 2024 after he received an extension last December. It remains to be seen if it will be his final contract in football as he didn't rule out not returning to the game after his time at Anfield ends. In a recent chat with SportBuzzer, after being asked about his plans after 2024, he replied: “I'll take a year off and ask myself if I miss football. If I say no, then that will be the end of coach Jurgen Klopp. “If one day I am no longer a coach, there is one thing I will not ...
Klopp expects a four-team Premier League title race next season
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Klopp expects a four-team Premier League title race next season

Jurgen Klopp thinks that the dominance of Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League will face a challenge from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea as both sides are improving. Liverpool were in control for much of the season before eventually winning the title and ending a 30-year wait with as much as 7 games to spare, and 23 points above second-placed Manchester City who lost to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last week. This was preceded by City's Premier League title triumph record two years ago with 100 points, and the Reds are in a good position to challenge the points record. A year later, the title race went to the wire between the two sides with the Citizens emerging victoriously by a point, while others languished 25 points behind. Liverpool face Manchester...
Alisson forever grateful to Klopp, sets sight on more laurels
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Alisson forever grateful to Klopp, sets sight on more laurels

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is pleased with the club's Premier League and UEFA Champions League triumphs but is eager to win more in the future. According to the Brazil international, he'll forever remain grateful to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp for handing him the chance to become an Anfield Legend and to continue in the chase for more laurels. Alisson has established himself as a favorite amongst Reds fans at Anfield since joining in 2018, playing a vital part in the club's recent major successes domestically and in Europe. All eyes were on the Brazilian goalie when he joined from Roma in a world-record transfer for a goalkeeper at the time, worth £65 million. However, he has proven himself worthy of the price tag with his consistent performances under Jurgen Klopp. READ: Ang...
Klopp has kept his promise to restore Liverpool’s glory days
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Klopp has kept his promise to restore Liverpool’s glory days

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has carved a niche for himself as the man who ended the club's Premier League title drought. He had been putting measures in place to ensure this was the case over the years after his appointment in October 2015. Liverpool contracted the German from former club Borussia Dortmund to replace Brendan Rodgers and this decision has proved to be a masterstroke going by the club's achievements in recent years. They've now won the Premier League for the 2019/20 football season and this was preceded by a UEFA Champions League triumph in the 2018/19 season, UEFA Supercup triumph, and FIFA Club World Cup triumph. The Reds are the best team in England and this cannot be argued. Jurgen Klopp has transformed Liverpool and has returned them to their former glory days....
Klopp charges his players to create their own atmosphere
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Klopp charges his players to create their own atmosphere

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is enjoying his players' way of creating their own atmosphere after a warm-up 6 nil friendly win against Blackburn Rovers at Anfield. The fixture allowed the German gaffer to assess the fitness of his players ahead of the Merseyside derby on June 21, and also observe how they'll adapt to playing behind-closed-doors amid safety protocols. Speaking about the absence of supporters in the stands during games, Klopp told the Liverpool official website: “Yes, it’s different, of course. You need to get used to it, but I like it. After three times, it is completely OK. READ: Luke Shaw tips unstoppable team-mate for Ballon d’Or “I thought before – and I don’t have experience in this area – that it would be really awkward, but we have to create our own atmo...
Trippier hits back at Klopp for criticizing Atletico’s style of play
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Trippier hits back at Klopp for criticizing Atletico’s style of play

Kieran Trippier has hit back at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp for criticizing Atletico Madrid's style of play, claiming that winning matters most. According to Klopp, the La Liga outfit could play proper football with the talented players at their disposal instead of sitting back so much after their UCL round-of-16 triumph over the Reds. Diego Simeone's men won 3:2 at Anfield with just 29% possession but Trippier came to the defense of their tactics, pointing out that it proved effective over the two legs and on the night. “People have this perception that we’re a defensive side, but I think they’re getting too carried away with the way we played against Liverpool,” said the Atletico and Three Lions defender. “If you go there and go toe-to-toe with Liverpool, you’re going to get bea...
Former BVB physio reveals what it was like, working under an egocentric Klopp
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Former BVB physio reveals what it was like, working under an egocentric Klopp

Former Borussia Dortmund physio Frank Zollner has revealed that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could be pretty crazy at times as he lurched between being a great guy and an egocentric guy when the two worked together at Dortmund. Jurgen Klopp had a nice time at the Signal Iduna Park outfit before things went south as he won the Bundesliga twice and reached the final of the UEFA Champions League in 2013. He established himself as one of the finest managers in the game although he was also known for his fiery reactions during and after games. Zollner worked closely with Klopp at Dortmund and although he has respect for the 52-year-old, he admitted that the current Liverpool manager was not always easy-going as a colleague. ‘He’s a special guy,’ Zollner told Goal and SPOX. ‘There were s...
Klopp not blaming Adrian for errors which led to Liverpool’s elimination
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Klopp not blaming Adrian for errors which led to Liverpool’s elimination

Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he does not blame goalkeeper Adrian for his mistake which allowed Atletico Madrid to get back into the game and end Liverpool's reign as European champions. The Reds were ahead on aggregate after Roberto Firmino's goal only for Adrain to fluff a kick to Joao Felix with Marcos Llorente subsequently scoring from the pass that ensued. Llorente went on to score again before another substitute Alvaro Morata scored the winner in the 120th minute for Diego Simeone's men to drive the spear further into Anfield hearts. "He's a man and he knows that's how it is. We will not blame him for a second - what you (the media) do, I don't know but stay respectful, that would be really nice," said Klopp, who finally lost his first two-legged European tie since taking t...