Jürgen Norbert Klopp (German pronunciation: (About this soundlisten); born 16 June 1967) is a German professional football coach and former player who is the manager of Premier League club Liverpool. Often credited with popularising the football philosophy known as Gegenpressing, Klopp is regarded by many as one of the best managers in the world.
As a player, Klopp spent most of his 15-year career at Mainz 05 in the second tier of German football after signing for the club in 1990. A hard-working and physical player, he was deployed as a striker, before converting to play as a defender in 1995 until his retirement in 2001, during which time he began to study management. Upon his retirement in 2001, Klopp became the club's manager, leading them to promotion to the Bundesliga in 2004. After suffering relegation in the 2006–07 season and being unable to achieve promotion the following campaign, Klopp resigned at Mainz in 2008, departing as the club's longest-serving manager.
Klopp then became manager of Borussia Dortmund, guiding them to the Bundesliga title in 2010–11. The next season Klopp guided Dortmund to their first ever domestic double as they scored a record number of points in a season and registered a record-equalling number of wins in winning the 2011–12 Bundesliga, as well as winning the DFB-Pokal. In 2013, he guided Dortmund to the Champions League final, where they lost 2–1 to Bayern Munich. He left Dortmund in 2015 as their longest-serving manager, having won a total of five trophies with the club, including two league titles, one DFB-Pokal and two DFL-Supercups.
Following Brendan Rodgers' dismissal in 2015, Klopp was appointed manager of Liverpool and led them to the finals of that season's League Cup and UEFA Europa League. Liverpool finished fourth in his first two full seasons in charge, and Klopp guided the team to the Champions League final in 2018, where they lost 3–1 to Real Madrid.
Former Youth Teams
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Former Club Staff