Maybe not an Arsenal fan anymore, or maybe he never was, but Jurgen admitted he’s an admirer of Arsene Wenger and the way the Gunners play.
Klopp had this to say on Wenger:
‘He is really something. I love him. He is Sir Arsene Wenger. He is “hello (making a handshake gesture)”. I’m this guy.
‘But he likes having the ball, playing football, passes… it’s like an orchestra
‘but it is a silent song. I like heavy metal more. I always want it loud.’
And then the Liverpool manager went on to say this about Wenger’s team:
‘I like (Arsenal’s philosophy). I love it but I cannot coach it because I am a different guy. If you watch me during the game I celebrate when we press the ball and it goes out.
‘To enjoy football you have to do this,’ pointing left-right, right-left, ‘he can win, he can win, post, goalkeeper, save — that is what I love. If, in the last four years, Barcelona were the first team I saw playing when I was four years of age — this serenity of football, they win 5-0, 6-0 — I would have played tennis.
‘It is not my sport. I don’t like winning with 80 per cent (of possession). Sorry that is not enough for me. Fighting football, not serenity football, that is what I like. What we call in German “English” — rainy day, heavy pitch, 5-5, everybody is dirty in the face and goes home and cannot play for the next four weeks.’