Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is one of the Premier Leagues biggest personalities, with his press conferences and interviews often being fascinating affairs packed with interesting insight and soundbites.
The German coach took over at Anfield in 2015, and although he is yet to win any silverware he has won many plaudits for the brand of high intensity attacking football his side play.
It is often said that a good team should mirror the character of their coach, and it is easy to see Klopp’s influence on how this Reds side play.
Liverpool will face Manchester City on Wednesday at Anfield in the first leg of their mouthwatering Champions League quarter-final. In the build up to this eagerly anticipated encounter Klopp did a wide ranging interview with UEFA, and revealed why exactly he loves football so much.
“Everything, I would say. Everything about the game of football, not everything about the business of football. But the game: it’s 11 mates making each other better, working together, fighting for each other, playing – when you’re good – wonderful pieces of football.” He told UEFA.com.
“All the challenges, all the shots, all the crosses, all the sliding tackles, all that stuff about the game, I love.”