Jurgen Klopp shows off his lack of skills

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp enjoyed a 14-year career as a professional footballer before becoming the manager of Mainz 05 in 2001 - but it’s safe to assume he probably wasn’t the most technically gifted of players.

Klopp is 48 now, so for that reason we’ll cut him some slack, but his comical attempt at an ‘around the world’ - the skill where you quickly move your leg over the ball before it hits the ground - for a new Standard Chartered initiative will at least make you smile.

Scroll down this page to watch Klopp - as well as Emre Can, Jordon Ibe and Philippe Coutinho - attempt the skill by hitting play on the embedded Instagram video.


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Unsurprisingly, Can, Ibe and Coutinho all managed to pull off the skill without too much trouble - it would have been brilliant if Klopp was better than the Liverpool trio - but the German coach didn’t fare quite as well.

Technically, Klopp could argue that he pulled off the skill - he may have got a slight touch before the ball hit the deck - but he was not really in control of the situation.

This is why fans love Jurgen Klopp

Still, full credit to Klopp for giving it a go. The beaming smile on his face after attempting the skill - even if it didn’t go quite as well as he may have hoped - is the reason why he endears himself to so many football fans.

Could you imagine Brendan Rodgers being willing to make himself look a little bit silly on camera?

Liverpool fans: has Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at Anfield made you positive for the future? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!

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