Oh, the stories that Jurgen Klopp‘s former players will all be able to tell once they’ve officially retired from the game of football.
Even now, his current crop of Liverpool players — the ones who still have to show up day in, day out and play for the man — throw us a bone in the form of a great Klopp-ism.
Take, for instance, striker Divock Origi, who on Thursday score the first of four Liverpool goals in a truly memorable instant classic at Anfield to send the Reds through to the semifinals of this season’s Europa League. Following the final whistle, Origi spilled the beans on Klopp’s halftime team talk.
While “create a moment to tell your grandchildren or children and make this a special night” is straightforward enough stuff, it’s a plenty enjoyable glimpse into the mind of Klopp, showing us the way in which he sees the game versus the greater context of life.
Raise your hand if you wish Jurgen Klopp was your grandfather.
As for Klopp’s post-game comments, well, he’s not really sure how he hurt his arm, but he assumes it happened while celebrating Dejan Lovern’s 91st-minutes winner.