Photos: Jurgen Klopp shows off football skills ahead of Chelsea v Liverpool
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks like he has still got some of the old magic
Jurgen Klopp has already impressed with his charisma off the pitch, but the Liverpool manager has still got some of the old magic on it.
The 48-year-old treated photographers and prying eyes at Melwood training ground to some of the tricks in his repertoire during their final session ahead of Saturday’s game at Chelsea.
Having spent his early career in the lower leagues and failed to break into Eintracht’s first team, Klopp turned professional with Mainz, starting off as a striker before becoming a no-nonsense defender.
The Liverpool manager never played in the top flight but made 325 second-division appearances from 1990 to 2001, setting a club record by scoring 52 goals.
He went on to manager Mainz for six seasons before he took over Borussia Dortmund in 2007 and the rest is history for one of the Europe’s most-coveted managers.
Klopp signed a three-year deal with Liverpool earlier this month after the Merseyside outfit sacked Brendan Rodgers following a stalemate in the Merseyside derby.