Liverpool’s current goalkeeper was recycled by Mainz after release from Manchester City, the right back is a teenager from the academy, the left back came from relegated Hull. There are three former Southampton players as well as one from Sunderland; Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain warmed the bench at Arsenal, then you have a veteran journeyman in James Milner. Mohamed Salah carries the star status and the fee of Dalglish but he is also a Chelsea reject. The centre forward was not spotted by any of Brazil’s top clubs and arrived from Hoffenheim without anyone other than Klopp really understanding his best position.
Klopp, like his most decorated predecessors, has an ability to turn pig iron into gold. He has seen what others have not been able to see. He has an advantage of understanding players more because he was one himself. He understands people because he was not famous until he became a manager. He understands that if you give people hope, you have a chance of succeeding as a manager.
& with his strong-men… right & left
“You always have to start every single day by planning and preparing with the end in mind – our idea, our vision and our future.”
‘You are the product of your own environment’
From a Liverpool coach…