However, it has not been an easy ride for Klopp, with the Stuttgart native admitting that his school grades could have made it hard for him to forge what has ultimately become a hugely exciting career.
Earlier this season Liverpool was soundly beaten 4-1 by Spurs at Wembley with Lovren being at fault for the opening two goals and then substituted after just 20 minutes.
While there has been undoubted improvement in the Liverpool defensive unit with the addition of the Dutchman there have been issues with squad depth at the club as the season has gone on and the German is looking at remedying this as the Reds seek their Holy Grail of winning the Premier League. It wasn't that I was saying, "boys, never mind it can happen, forget about it".
Pulisic, 19, has been regarded as one of the world's top young talents in recent years, having broken through with Borussia Dortmund.
"I took Dejan off after 25 minutes and I didn't speak to him afterwards".
Well, while he didn't specifically mention Manchester United, you only have to take a look from Liverpool to Manchester for 0.0000000000000000001 seconds to realise that it's an accurate summary of Ed Woodward's strategy. Because you were bad.Читайте также: Robot submarine found the 'Holy Grail of shipwrecks'
"When I passed my A-levels, the head of the school said in front of all of the other students: 'I hope you do something in football otherwise I'm not optimistic for you!'"
"Kolo Toure left, Martin Skrtel left, Mama Sakho left, a lot of centre halves we had all left".
"But I said to him - maybe this was the decisive moment when he got it - I think he's a world class centre half, 100 per cent". Especially because the whole crowd would be happy if we do it - it would be easy. That is all there is to it. I knew I probably can help.
"I had talks with other clubs and they didn't sound like a football club, it sounded like marketing, image, you need to sign this, you need to sign that", he remembered.
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