Jurgen Klopp’s tactical insight interview after Liverpool 2-2 Man City goes viral

  • Rob Swan
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Jurgen Klopp has been widely regarded as one of the world’s best coaches for the best part of a decade now – and deservedly so.

The Liverpool boss first made his name as a manager with Mainz before becoming a household name at Borussia Dortmund between 2008-2015.

Klopp has exceeded all expectations at Anfield since replacing Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager six years ago and just about every football club on the planet would love to hire him as their head coach.

Known for his ‘heavy metal’ brand of football and incredible man-management skills, Klopp’s tactical brain certainly shouldn’t be underestimated.

You don’t scale the remarkable heights that he has during his managerial career without a thorough understanding of the game mixed with the ability to be tactically innovative.

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Klopp’s tactical insight after Liverpool 2-2 Man City

In the aftermath of his side’s 2-2 draw against Manchester City on Sunday – a fixture that saw him go head-to-head against Pep Guardiola, football’s most revered tactician – Klopp gave a fascinating interview on Sky Sports in which he broke down the game from a tactical perspective.

“You don’t get this level of tactical insight very often from Klopp,” @DistanceCovered wrote on Twitter, alongside the video of the interview.

Watch the two-minute clip here:

Interesting stuff.

Let’s check out some of the best reaction to the video:

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Man Utd fans compare Klopp and Solskjaer

Even some Manchester United fans are wishing they had Klopp instead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after watching the Liverpool boss talk tactics:

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What did Klopp say after Liverpool 2-2 Man City?

“Man City with the ball is a proper team,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “There are ways to defend it – you have to close down the spaces, and to do that you have to step out in specific moments.

“I’m not sure I’ve seen many games where City can pass so easily through the half spaces. They had chances, but they didn’t score from that.

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“We had long balls, which made absolutely no sense. All these things we changed in the second half immediately. You could see how we set up – we were higher, more aggressive, because we felt more compact.

“The message was to play the extra pass, which we didn’t do in the first half at all. I’m really happy. Do we want to win a game like this? Yes. But we have to admit today, because the game has two halves, the point is completely fine.”

Klopp’s side head into the international break second in the Premier League table, one point behind league-leaders Chelsea and one point ahead of third-placed Man City.

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