A photo of Jurgen Klopp’s office shelf is currently doing the rounds on Twitter and everyone is absolutely loving it.
It hasn’t been officially confirmed whether the picture is actually genuine but the Liverpool Echo seem to think it is.
And, if it is, you’re going to love the German manager even more.
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The three shelves are packed with different gifts and memorabilia and we’ve tried to work out what each object is.
While some items remain a mystery, here’s what we can see:
- A large golden gnome - seemingly from his Borussia Dortmund days
- A picture of the Liverpool squad
- A large black book with the initial ‘JK’ on it. We can only speculate what’s inside. His transfer shortlist, maybe?
- ‘In My Blood’ - a book about Liverpool Football Club
- A box of Heroes - Maybe he gives out chocolate as a treat to his players after a good training session?
- A novelty Liverpool street sign reading: ‘The Klopps’ - Probably better off in his house.
- A novelty pair of glasses - You can never have too many pairs of glasses. Maybe this is his backup pair after his were smashed during goal celebrations against Norwich. (Below)
- A bottle of Vimto (unopened) - A post-training beverage
- English dictionary - (Given to him by Nathaniel Clyne as a secret Santa present)
- Two Daniel Sturridge hats - Probably the best items on his shelf. Two different hats with Sturridge’s infamous celebration printed on the front. Wonder if he will ever wear one of these on the touchline.
- A bottle of beer - To crack open if Liverpool win the Europa League
- Another golden gnome
- Numerous German books
A fascinating insight into the shelf of one of the most entertaining managers in European football.
However, the German will be hoping to add a few more Liverpool honours to his shelf in the coming years. He was appointed as manager at Anfield in October and is slowly starting to instil his philosophy at the club.
He has already led his side to a 4-1 win at Manchester City, a 3-1 win at Chelsea and a dramatic 4-3 victory over his former club Dortmund during his six months in charge. But the Reds have lacked consistency and find themselves out of contention for a top-four finish.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t be playing Champions League football next campaign. They face Villarreal in the semi-final of the Europa League, knowing that winning the competition would guarantee passage into Europe’s elite competition.
A Europa League winner’s medal would look just great on Klopp’s office shelf.
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