EPL 2016-17: Jurgen Klopp in no mood to celebrate the anniversary of his appointment
On 8 October 2015, Liverpool Football Club confirmed the appointment of Jurgen Klopp as their manager after the German chose to cut short the holiday he had embarked upon after quitting Borussia Dortmund. It has been an exciting ride for the club under the passionate German who took them to two cup finals in his first season at the club itself. His first full season at the club has started on a great note with Liverpool sitting in fourth spot just two points behind league leaders Manchester City.
However, the German is in no mood to celebrate it nor is he in the mood to think about it. When asked about it, he was quoted by the Liverpool Echo as saying, “I have no time, and I am not in the mood for reflection, to be honest, It’s a year, I’m a year older and all this s**t, but everything else is good. Not perfect, but in a good way. That’s what we hoped, that’s what we said. My year is what, the 8th of October, yes? We will not celebrate, I can tell you that! Hopefully nobody brings me a cake!”
If any Liverpool player or staff member had the idea of bringing a cake for him, he surely will have second thoughts now. Klopp may not want to celebrate but it does look the fans do have a reason to rejoice as they are in good hands. The manager at the helm embodies the spirit of the club and can take the team back to the pinnacle of English football once again.
People doubted the German’s ability to manage in the Premier League
The German seemed happy to silence the doubts over whether he would do well in the Premier League, “People said ‘obviously he was a good coach at Dortmund but a German managing here doesn’t work’ things like this. That’s better now.”
Klopp has adapted very well to the Premier League but will his high-intensity style of play result in a burnout or injuries remains to be seen. The lack of European football might help in keeping the players fit this season and provide Klopp much more training time with the players, something he has always craved for.
The German’s side, who have already beaten Arsenal, Leicester City and Chelsea this season, face Manchester United after the international break on 17 October, exactly one year after his first game in charge as Liverpool manager against Tottenham at the White Hart Lane. A win would take them 6 points ahead of their rivals after just 8 games into the season.
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