Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reveals who his football idol is

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed who influenced him most before he became a football manager.

The German tactician was speaking on Sky Sport’s Monday Night Football and stated that Wolfgang Frank was his ‘idol.’

Frank was a former Borussia Dortmund player and managed no less than 16 German sides during his career.

“My idol is Wolfgang Frank. He brought in the 4-4-2. Space defending. I used a lot of the stuff I learned from him,” Klopp stated when asked about managers which influenced him.

Klopp took over at Liverpool early last season and replaced Brendan Rodgers following a poor start to the campaign.

Liverpool have gotten off to a flying start to this season and are currently on a four game winning streak. The Reds – who sit in forth place with 13 points in six games – take on Swansea City in the Premier League this weekend. The Swans are currently in poor form having suffered three defeats in their last three games.


Klopp previously managed Borussia Dortmund where he won the German Bundesliga and reached the UEFA Champions League final in 2013.

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