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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp thinks that he is a "lucky bastard"

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The lucky bastard

Jurgen Klopp is perhaps the most enigmatic character among all managers in the football fraternity. He always speaks his mind and most of the time it produces some of the best quotes one can hear. And now, the former Dortmund manager believes that he is one “lucky bastard” to be the manager of Liverpool.

As he was quoted saying on Express, he expressed his views on the new stand built at Anfield, which takes their capacity to 54000—making Anfield louder than ever before.

"It’s great, it’s great – it’s not easy to describe because we all loved the old Anfield," Klopp said.

"When I first came here for the friendly with Borussia Dortmund, I don’t think they’d already started to do the work on the new Main Stand, but it already was a really nice and historical stadium.

"Then, being here in the moment when the new stand is opened, as I’ve said a few times, I am really lucky b******. I felt like this. It was really good.”

With more seating capacity comes more fans and, hence, more noise. The Anfield’s environment is already regarded as one of best in England and Klopp believes that the ambiance will be around the same over the next few years.

"I couldn’t have imagined how good it would be, but now the atmosphere is better than before. It still depends a little bit on our performance, but we are quite confident that we can have quite a few nice atmospheres here at Anfield in the next few years.”

Finally, the German manager went on to claim that it is a huge honour to be representing the Merseyside club, a place with historic significance when it comes to football.

"For the players and for me, it’s a big honour working for this club and a big pleasure playing in this stadium so where all these fantastic guys from the past celebrated their performances, their games and their victories. We know about the responsibility... but we thought we should enjoy it."

Liverpool have made a solid start to the season. They might have been a little unbalanced defensively, but their attack is as blazing as one can remember. The likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Philippe Coutinho have formed a formidable trio that has dismantled many defences already this season.

Klopp’s Liverpool sit at 4th spot with 17 points from 8 games, sandwiched between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

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