Jurgen Klopp made his UK debut as a football pundit this evening, appearing alongside Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, but the Reds boss have revealed a spell as an ‘analyst’ on German TV ten years ago completely changed his career.
Klopp’s Liverpool side are currently on a brilliant run of results, with some supporters even tipping them to win their first Premier League title since 1990, but the man himself claims nobody really knew who he was until he decided to pick up a microphone during the 2006 World Cup.
The competition was held in Germany, and at that time, Klopp was in charge of Mainz, and a relatively unknown coach.
But, as he explained earlier this evening, his forthright opinions and eccentric manner seemed to grip his fellow Germans and, well, the rest is history:
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) September 26, 2016
All we can say is thank God he decided to try his hand at punditry because, Liverpool fan or not, there’s no denying elite football would be a more boring place without Jurgen Klopp.