FEATURE ARTICLE

Monday, July 6, 2020
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JURGEN KLOPP: A TOP SOCCER MANAGER

Jurgen Klopp

"Victory nowadays in soccer, generally, don't happen through accidental/ coincidental happenstance, but through carefully articulated plans/policies, that are first of all made in the boardroom of the FA; before that can be translated through the coaches to the players on the soccer pitch."- Cyril C. Nwokeji

" Hard work is no guarantee for success, but it's usually the absolute minimum needed for success" Cyril C. Nwokeji

" There are many ways to achieve success in life." Cyril C. Nwokeji

" The doors of life open to those who push hardest." Anonymous

" The destiny of one's life is entirely of God's." Cyril C. Nwokeji

"God gives success, we can only make an effort as humans." Cyril C. Nwokeji

urgen Klopp is certainly a top soccer manager/coach. Right from his days as coach of Borussia Dortmund, one knew he was a top soccer coach, judging from the results he obtained there. He made Borussia Dortmund a top club that was constantly an effective competitor for the Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich. He knew his onions even as a young soccer coach of a top club.

When he was appointed coach of Liverpool FC of England, yours sincerely knew he was the right man for the job, given his pedigree as a coach. Liverpool needed to be at the absolute top of English soccer, like the Liverpool FC of yore. There were no doubt a top club, but the inability to win the English soccer title since 1990, showed to all and sundry that they were not in the class of the likes of : Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal!

Liverpool needed to be brought back to the old glory days of the Liverpool of yore, that had players like : Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish, Phil Thompson, Phil Neal, Terry Fairclough, Alan Hansen, the legendary Skipper, Emlyn Hughes, alias the "crazy horse" et al. The then Liverpool FC under the great soccer coaches: Bill Shankley and Bob Paisley.

If there was a coach who could accomplish this feat for Liverpool, that coach was Jurgen Klopp. Yours sincerely was supremely convinced, not only given his pedigree at Borussia Dortmund, but also given his origin: A German! Germans are tough, hardworking , fighters, who have not only done well in their personal lives, but have done well as a nation! In order words, Germans are winners!!!!! Given a combination of the aforementioned factors, I knew Coach Klopp would meet the expectations at Anfield Road.

One must confess Liverpool had before the time of Jurgen Klopp, other coaches who brought a decent measure of success to the club; winning all the available trophies, but the English title! Coaches like Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benitez, did quite well, and between them, won all the available trophies, except the English league title.

In one of his early press conferences, after his appointment as Liverpool's coach, he told all and sundry, he needed four years to win the English title! He was dead right, as he won the elusive English title four years after taking over at Anfield Road !!!!!! And he did that in style, winning the title, with a very commanding performance: with a very gigantic points lead over second-placed Manchester City! And having the unusual and unprecedented luxury of winning the title with seven odd games to go in the English soccer championship; an absolute record !!!!!!!!

Liverpool FC have so far played this season like a team 'possesed' with an uncanny spirit of winning! A winning spirit apparently partly triggered by the loss of the English soccer title on the last match day, last season. In other words, they lost the English soccer title by the whiskers last season! This apparently helped motivate them this season. Also, apparently, the realisation that not winning the English soccer title during his tenure, would defeat the main purpose for bringing him to Anfield Road as coach, apparently made Coach Klopp to further motivate his boys to go all out for the title this season; and, moreover, given their performance last season, they were all but there.

Apparently the extra motivation for the boys and of course the usually tactically savvy Coach Jurgen Klopp, and of course a decent measure of good luck, all combined to give Liverpool FC, their first English league title, in thirty odd years!!!!!! And thus ranks Coach Jurgen Klopp, in the league of the best soccer managers ever to have worked at Anfield Road!

The purpose of bringing Coach Klopp to Anfield Road, has been achieved! To the bargain he won the prestigious Champions' league's trophy last season with Liverpool FC. He has certainly achieved great things with Liverpool; and should he decide to leave, he would leave through a very big and wide door, with his head held high as hero!!!!

In conclusion, a very big congratulations to Liverpool FC and Coach Jurgen Klopp, for this wonderful and historic achievement! Coach Jurgen Klopp, is a "Kloppyyyyyyy"!

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