Jurgen Klopp – 20 Best Quotes

Jurgen Klopp is not only a hugely talented coach, but also one of the games biggest characters. With the Merseyside Derby coming up this weekend we thought it would be the perfect time to look back at some of the best lines the enigmatic German has come out with over the years … 

”I had the talent for the fifth division and the mind for the Bundesliga. The result was a career in the second division.”


“When BVB last won here, most of my players were still being breastfed. We have a bow and arrow and if we aim well, we can hit the target. The problem is that Bayern has a bazooka. But then apparently Robin Hood was quite successful.” On trying to beat Bayern Munich.



“Bayern go about football in the same way that the Chinese go about industry. They look at what the others are doing, and then they copy it with other people and more money. And then they overtake you.”


“My glasses are in the Borussia Dortmund museum. When we beat Bayern, Nuri Sahin did it. I don’t know what it looked like at the end – I lost my glasses! I have a second pair of glasses but it is hard to find them without my glasses!”


“Crazy players love me – I don’t know why.”

Embed from Getty Images


“We will wait for him like a good wife waiting for her husband who is in jail.” On Mat Hummels injury.


“If it’s anyone’s fault, it’s mine. I can’t make myself shorter and learn Spanish.” On Mario Goetze choosing to join Pep Gaurdiola’s Bayern Munich.


“He likes having the ball, playing football, passes. It’s like an orchestra. But it’s a silent song. I like heavy metal.”


“Yes, it’s true. I underwent a hair transplant. I think the results are really cool, don’t you?”


“Does anyone in this room think that I can do wonders? I’m a normal guy from the Black Forest. My mother is very proud. I am the normal one.” At his Liverpool unveiling.


Embed from Getty Images


”When I left School, the head said, ‘ I hope you can do something in football because, if not, I have not the best feeling for your future.”


“After the goal on 82 minutes, with 12 minutes to go, I saw many people leaving the stadium. I felt pretty alone at this moment.” Yeah we kinda see your teachers point now.


“The best band in the world. My mother said it, my father said it: Number one – The Beatles.”


“I am not the guy who is going to go out and shout ‘we are going to conquer the world’ or something like this. But we will conquer the ball. Yeah? Each f***ing time!”


“The best word I can say to describe this is: Boom!” On beating Man City.

Embed from Getty Images


“The pundits, former players most of them, forgot completely how it felt when they got criticised. Especially the Neville brothers; the one who was the manager he obviously should know that too much criticism never helps.But he is not interested in helping a Liverpool player, I can imagine. He showed he struggled with the job to judge players so why do we let him talk about players on television?” Laying into the Neville brothers.


“These young players are our future. If we handle them like horses then we get horses.”


“We had a good plan in the first half but conceded two goals, so you can throw your plan in the purple bin.”


”I’ve met some Evertonians in the street and they’ve been friendly. I’ve had taxi drivers who have been Everton fans. They’ve been really nice. At the beginning I thought ‘okay, maybe they’re happy I’m here because they think that means Liverpool won’t have any success for the next 20 years!”



“We played against him when he was at Basel and we didn’t know him. We played with Dortmund against him and it was ‘what the f***!’” WTF is kind of what most of us have been thinking watching Salah play this season aswell Jurgen.


“The only alternative is to carry on. We have to do this, not become more passive and become a counter attacking team. We could not come here and be like that.”


“I heard someone say ‘The Prince of Wales’ – I love it! I said it twice this morning… I’m not sure that he loves it too much!” On Ben Woodburn.


“That’s one of the worst things I ever heard in life. Win the game, have respect for the player of the other team. I thought ‘really, what did he say?’ I am really looking forward to playing Bournemouth again because of this.” On Steve Cooks comments about Liverpool keeper Loris Karius.

Embed from Getty Images


“I’m not a dreamer but I’m a romantic. I love the stories and Anfield is one of the best places in the football world. Now I’m here. I’m a lucky guy and really looking forward to the first match.”


“If someone is silly enough to want to see my face for 90 minutes during a game I cannot change the world.” On plans to start a KloppCam.


“I’m not a dreamer but I’m a romantic. I love the stories and Anfield is one of the best places in the football world. Now I’m here. I’m a lucky guy and really looking forward to the first match.”