Despite only being in charge of Liverpool for less than seven months, it’s fair to say the supporters absolutely love Jurgen Klopp.
After beating Villarreal 3-0 in the Europa League semi-final second leg, it means the German has led his side to two cup finals since arriving on Merseyside.
After the match, the former Borussia Dortmund boss was seen playing up the the crowd with them cheering everyone time he raised his hands.
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Klopp’s name could also be heard reverberating around Anfield both during and after the 90 minutes against the Spanish side on Thursday.
You’d think that Klopp would appreciate the supporters chanting his name but, following another memorable European night at Anfield, he’s urged the fans to stop doing so.
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Klopp feels awkward
“It’s a bit awkward,” he told Sport1, per ESPN, when asked about the fans singing his name.
"They don't have to sing my name. It would be quite cool if they could leave it.”
The Liverpool Echo also quoted the loveable manager as saying: "I heard the crowd sing my name after the game and that was a good moment but, please, no one has to sing my name. I'm part of the team. I love football because I love being part of the team.
"I really love this. But it happened and it was nice. Maybe when I'm 50 I'll stop doing this!”
There you go then Liverpool fans, stop singing the praises of your manager - he obviously doesn’t like it.
Klopp’s comments are unlikely to stop the supporters, though. He has started to instil his high-pressing philosophy at the club and, although they have been inconsistent at times, have already produced some memorable results.
They’ve beaten Manchester City 4-1 at the Etihad, Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, knocked Manchester United out of the Europa League as well as THAT dramatic 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund.
And progressing to the Europa League final gives the club an opportunity to win their first trophy since the 2012 League Cup. Not only that, victory would see them automatically qualify for the Champions League - something that would give Klopp the chance to bring in world-class talent this summer.
While Klopp may not have liked Liverpool fans singing his name, he certainly enjoyed the performance from his players.
His side trailed 1-0 to Villarreal from the first-leg but blew away their Spanish opponents and eased into the final to face Sevilla and Klopp was quick to heap praise on his side.
Proud of his players
"I am just proud of my lads,” he said.
"It's madness what they hammered out tonight. The first 30 minutes were extraordinary. What a performance, and that power!"
If Liverpool do triumph, don’t be surprised to hear Klopp’s name being sung on the streets of Basel on May 18 whether he likes it or not.
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