Jurgen Klopp will dominate the build-up to Liverpool’s Europa League tie with Borussia Dortmund.
The German will make his first return to Signal Iduna Park since leaving Dortmund at the end of last season.
And Germany are so excited at Klopp’s return that one TV channel will launch a special ‘KloppCam’, which will track the Liverpool boss from the moment he arrives at Dortmund’s stadium.
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Slightly creepy? Possibly, but Klopp is one entertaining man and those who tune into Sport1’s coverage will capture the Klopp experience for the entire 90 minutes.
The 48-year-old showed he has a penchant for the dramatic during Liverpool’s 5-4 win over Norwich in January. The scene of Klopp joining his players’ passionate melee after Adam Lallana’s 95th minute winner - in which the manager lost his glasses - was box office.
In fact, it’s quite surprising Liverpool haven’t launched their own channel dedicated to Klopp.
Dirc Seemann, Sport1’s executive editor, told Kicker: “During the match we’ll offer our users on sport1.de a Klopp live cam," per the Liverpool Echo.
“It will be on him for 90 minutes, as a special for his homecoming. Once Jurgen Klopp gets to the Westfalenstadion in the team bus we’ll have our cameras on him.
“We’ll broadcast for six hours around the live match.”
Klopp is happy with the draw
Klopp enjoyed seven seasons at BVB in which he guided them to two Bundesliga titles and the Champions League final.
The infectious coach admitted after his team’s win over Manchester United in the last-16 that he didn’t want to face Dortmund in the quarter-final, but quickly went back on his word when the draw was made.
“I am really happy with the draw,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website. “Yesterday I said why should I wish [to get] the strongest team in the tournament, but obviously if you want to win the Europa League, and when you are in the quarter-final, then you have to beat the strongest teams.
"A story only football can write"
“It is better to play against them in two games than in only one game. I am really happy to introduce my new team to Dortmund. I am really happy to show the boys this wonderful stadium and a great city. It’s a story only football can write.
“We’re all happy. During the draw we had our video analysis meeting for Southampton and after that we were immediately training, so maybe my cell phone is full of messages – I need to have a look on there!”
Whether Liverpool fans will be able to access Sport1’s coverage isn’t clear, but the game should be just as exciting as Klopp’s touchline antics anyway.