Jürgen Klopp’s alchemy requires new ingredients to reach next level | Barney Ronay

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The Liverpool manager has worked wonders this season but his high-octane squad now needs some investment from the board to compete on the biggest stage

Close to one in the morning, deep in the concrete bowels of the Olympic Stadium, Jürgen Klopp sighed with some feeling and prepared to put away the frazzled but stoically brave face he’d brought to the final post-match press conference of Liverpool’s season.

There were two last questions from local media. Both were essentially expressions of pleasure at Klopp’s presence in Kiev, where he is hugely popular for reasons that range from Liverpool’s diaspora support to that translatable sense of authenticity. (“I like this Klopp,” was the verdict of one ex-Soviet citizen of a similar age. “He is for the collective”.)

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Written by Barney Ronay in Kiev
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/27/liverpool-real-madrid-jurgen-klopp-champions-league under the title “Jürgen Klopp’s alchemy requires new ingredients to reach next level | Barney Ronay”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.