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There is a sense, among supporters as well as outside observers, that Liverpool remain too flawed to claim major honours (or any honours, at all) under Klopp. They already appear to be out of the Premier League title race and, despite progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions League following Wednesday’s emphatic 7-0 victory over Spartak Moscow, it feels unlikely they will go deep in the competition.

“I am maybe not the best-informed person [but Brexit] was like countryside against cities, was a little bit young against old and that is not how democracy should work.

“We can change nothing now, but we can change something tomorrow morning. Tonight, we feel rubbish. OK, we feel s**t.”

I'd say that was worse than losing the Champions League final in Kiev.

He has galvanised the fanbase and used that unity as a powerful force.

Having skipped Everton’s Europa League trip to Cyprus in midweek in order to fully prepare for Sunday’s game, Allardyce will be relishing the chance to make a significant impact so soon into his Goodison Park tenure, after getting under way with last Saturday’s 2-0 home victory over Huddersfield. As was the case then, Everton are sure to be organised, tenacious and efficient in possession, with the motivation that victory would not only end 18 years of hurt but also further ease their relegation fears.

"I saw a book by Wooden in an American library,” he said. “Then I bought four, five, and another ordered later. I use a lot of it, for definitions of success. Which are the best players in common, from a training mentality? Those who put in hard work. Not just hard work, but who work with all your heart. Earn respect from all and respect yourself.”

Jurgen Klopp had stood by Loris Karius . But the goalkeeper did not repay that faith in a shocking Champions League final display.

Remember when the German first turned up at Anfield, Firmino was finding minutes and starts hard to come by, coming back from injury and yet to find a settled position in the Reds’ starting XI.

The Reds must now beat Napoli either 1-0 or by two clear goals to progress to the knockout stages of Europe’s premier cup competition.

He also cited the Dutch coach Wiel Coerver, who developed his own coaching method. “Coerver said you need 20 per cent legs, 20 per cent head and 60 per cent heart,” Lijnders said. “That is precisely why you need self-control. Liverpool are never boring. We play the game for those who view it. That is our responsibility as coaches. The worst thing about football is predictability. "

"With Robbo it is not that serious as with Sadio, but we need to have a look," said the manager.

Jurgen Klopp is celebrating his two year anniversary as Liverpool boss.

When Liverpool went 5-0 up that night, the Anfield atmosphere was electric.

But take a breath, step back and view the bigger picture, and things are actually rather rosy at Liverpool. Since losing 4-1 to Tottenham in October, Klopp’s team have won seven out of nine games, drawn the other two, scored 32 goals and conceded just six. They have notched 62 goals in 24 games, which the club have previously managed only once, during the 1895-96 season.

“I am not the guy who is going to go out and shout ‘we are going to conquer the world’ or something like this. But we will conquer the ball. Yeah? Each f***ing time!”

Eventually patience paid off when a £65million fee was agreed. The upgrade on Loris Karius is vast.

“For me it’s a red card, yes, but what does that change? Nothing. All it means is you have a story and it looks like I am a bad loser.

The German had admitted a charge of improper conduct and accepted the standard penalty after his wild celebration on Sunday.

For starters, there was no disgrace in losing to Real Madrid.

“History is great. But only to remember. Now we have the possibility to write a new story if we want. but we have to clear a few things and maybe we can do this and be as successful as we can be."

3) Worst moment - final sting


Can reaching a Champions League final really be the worst moment?

"I couldn't avoid it obviously... if there was no rule we as managers would do it every week. That's what rules are for and if you break rules you have to be fined for it," he told reporters.

“With all these pictures on Twitter, it always looks like I am in restaurants and bars! I am not that type of guy.”

“At the end I just wanted to say thank you, I don’t know if this is normal in England or things like this. But together with the team it was great. It was absolutely great.”

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Everton have not won at Anfield since 1999, but Allardyce, spurred on by memories of a previous meeting with Klopp, may be the man to change all that

“I think the EU was far away from being perfect but it was the best idea we had so far - that’s historically proven. 

Everton have not won at Anfield since 1999, but Allardyce, spurred on by memories of a previous meeting with Klopp, may be the man to change all that

Worst Jurgen Klopp

After two seasons working as a coach with modest Dutch side SVEB Broekhuizen he left for the PSV ranks, before moving to FC Porto for seven years in 2007. He joined Liverpool a year before Klopp arrived.

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Three years ago today a force of nature stormed into Anfield, describing himself as 'The Normal One'.

“There are a lot of things you can do. You can give yellow cards for everything. If you go down, you act like you die and then the next moment you get up, yellow card. It’s possible. It’s unsportsmanlike behaviour.

“My glasses are in the Borussia Dortmund museum. When we beat Bayern, Nuri Sahin did it. I don't know what it looked like at the end – I lost my glasses! I have a second pair of glasses but it is hard to find them without my glasses!"

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“After the goal on 82 minutes, with 12 minutes to go, I saw many people leaving the stadium. I felt pretty alone at this moment.”

Klopp has won only eight of his 26 matches in January as the Liverpool manager but insists there is no recurring problem. “I don’t see a specific reason for that,” he said. “So far we’ve lost one Premier League game in January and that was Manchester City away. That’s not a sign of a bad record in January. It’s just a sign of a really difficult game. I’ve never felt bad in January. It’s just that December is a tough month to go through for all of us.”

2) Best moment - when you believed the Reds were back

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"Nothing to worry about, it's a normal football season... we all have to go through this and everything will be fine."