Jurgen Klopp's story of meeting Sir Alex Ferguson will always be brilliant

Jurgen Klopp Sir Alex Ferguson

Jurgen Klopp will go down as one of Liverpool‘s greatest ever managers.

With the club mired in mediocrity when he first joined back in 2015, Klopp has overseen some of the headiest days in their history, turning the club into genuine world beaters.

He was the mastermind who finally ended the painful Premier League drought that had bedevilled the club for decades earning him a spot among the pantheon of greats to have graced the Anfield sidelines.

He also lead the Merseysiders to the top of the European mountain in 2019 as they overcame Tottenham to clinch Champions League glory in Madrid.

As a result, Klopp is now one of the most respected managers in the game but it hasn’t always been that way.

Back when he was still cutting his teeth in the managerial world though, Klopp was nothing more than a small fish trying to find his way in a big pond.

Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, celebrates
Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool

However, it wasn’t long before Klopp started making waves in that pond, resulting in him landing an invitation to a global managers forum in New York city.

Klopp, who was manager of the Borussia Dortmund at the time, recently recounted the tale of how he arrived early and wound up meeting one of the true managerial heavyweights of all time, Sir Alex Ferguson.

You can hear the full story in the video below:

“Around 11 or 12 years ago, I was invited to an elite managers forum for the first time in New York.

“When it’s your first time there and you’re German you tend to be a bit early. So I arrived at the reception and asked if anyone was there and they said; ‘Yeah, Sir Alex is there in the breakfast room’.

“He saw me and said, ‘Yeah, come here’. Whatever he told me that day, I didn’t understand a word. My Scottish at that time was not so good but since working with Andy Roberston it’s getting better and better.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates following the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on March 16, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Brilliant – we can always rely on Jurgen to be brutally honest.

Klopp will now be looking to pick the Merseyside club up from what was an ultimately disappointing end to their season.

Only a point and a goal separated them from quadruple immortality and the pain of that last week will still be raw among some of the group.

Jurgen Klopp
MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 01: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates with the Champions League Trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

The German has already made a big statement in the transfer market, snapping up Darwin Nunez from Benfica in a mega-money deal early in the window.

With Sadio Mane shipping off to Bayern Munich, Klopp will hope his new-look front three can hit the ground running as they look to get the best of Manchester City on domestic shores.

Thankfully for Liverpool fans, if there is anyone capable of pulling that off, it’s Klopp.

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