Jurgen Klopp has lead Liverpool to the Champions League semi finals for the second year in a row and has mounted another serious league challenge which sees the Reds just 1 point behind leaders Man City with 3 games to go. Critics are quick to say Jurgen Klopp rarely wins anything, but it won’t be long before Klopp quietens them.
Asked by DAZN to name the sides that he goes out of his way to watch, Klopp said: “Whenever I have time I like to watch Dortmund because I’m still connected with them.
“Furthermore there are three teams: Man City, Barcelona and Tottenham. I always like to watch them.
“[Werder] Bremen I like to watch as well, but also Mainz – with them I’m still connected too. I also think it’s impressive the way they play under Sandro Schwarz.”
He said of that challenge: “I have played against Real Madrid many times, but never in Barcelona.
“You want to see what is possible. The cool thing about Barcelona is you’re never a favourite.
“To deal with the challenge, perhaps to do things differently to others, that is appealing, even if I have not made any concrete plans yet.”
The experienced German coach explained how English footballing structure is apex.
“Real [Madrid] have sold Cristiano [Ronaldo], Bayern Munich are making changes too. That’s going to be the same with other clubs in the near future.
“In England, the top four have a very good age structure. And, of course, there are a few other reasons why there are a lot of good footballers around here in England.
“English football is good, the national team too, the top six are all very good – but that’s never a guarantee for the future.”