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Jurgen Klopp

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while this book succeds in capturing the persona of the big german, it fails in many other respects. Interesting reading this in 2022, with Klopp's Liverpool arc further along than when the book was published, but still incomplete. After reading more about his time at Mainz and Dortmund, it's hard not to feel like the success since was foretold (if simultaneously a little apprehensive about what the end of his time in England will be like). Honigstein does a good job of interrogating the myth and not just lapsing into hagiography, but on some level the results speak for themselves. Even my husband (who is a Liverpool fan) was surprised to know that I read this book on Klopp. I was a bit disappointed when I read at the beginning where the writer mentions that this book is not about Klopp's life but it's about his journey as a football player and then a manager.

The book itself is very personal and intimate with lots of interviews from the people at the heart of the life and career of Kloppo. It gives a great insight to the man inside the manager. It is easy to see how he can motivate the teams to go above and beyond. There are a few areas in the book where more detail would have been interesting. The section on the type of player Klopp looked to sign was very interesting but I would have like more detail on why certain players were signed – what was it about Lewandawski that made Dortmund pull the trigger for example when he was overlooked by other clubs?Whilst a generally interesting read for football fans, the biggest issue with Honigstein's book is that it falls between two stools, being neither a detailed biography of Jurgen Klopp, nor an extensive expose of his tactical philosophy. If the benchmark for recent football managerial studies is 'Pep Confidential' by Marti Perarnau then 'Bring the Noise' comes about as close as Liverpool's title challenge in the 17/18 season i.e. disappointingly (but predictably) short. That said, although both the study of the man and of his tactics seem half-baked, there are a few interesting conclusions that can be drawn from Klopp's story - ones which are useful to consider in the context of the current direction that Liverpool FC are heading. Esmalt üllatas mind, et eesti keelde tõlkis selle Aet Süvari. Tõlge oli isenesest üpris hea ja lugemine meeldiv. Peatükkide järjestus mulle ei sobinud. Pidev tõmblemine Liverpool - Dortmund- Mainz liinil tegi üldpildi jälgimise asjatult keerukaks. Oleks eelistanud kronoloogilist lähenemist. Bring the Noise' is a solid introduction to the man & his managerial and tactical philosophy but feels under-developed in all the crucial areas. As a Liverpool fan, one hopes a few more successful chapters will help to solve this problem for the next edition!

Former England captain Alan Shearer said the players should be able to reflect positively on what they had done this season, despite the disappointment of missing out on league and European honours. If you are in four competitions at this stage and only finish with two - and not the league or Champions League - you will be disappointed." Sein Leben wird sehr sprunghaft erzählt, es wechselt ständig zwischen Mainzer, Dortmunder und Liverpooler Zeiten und der eigenen Jugend, was für mich nicht unbedingt die richtige Reihenfolge in einer Biographie ist und dabei hilft eine Person besser zu verstehen. Liverpool 0-1 Real Madrid: Jurgen Klopp vows Reds will come again after Champions League final loss

Klopp was not involved at all in the writing of this book. Most of the statements or part's of statements are from other people who are more or less close to Klopp. The positive about this book is that you will learn the whole Klopp carrier as a player and as coach. Whilst not in his own words this book is an interesting insight into Klopp and gives you a good overview of his career prior to joining Liverpool. Now, I know love is a strong word but even if he kills a puppy at this very instance, I bet every Mainz, Dortmund, and Liverpool supporter will still see him as a saint. That’s how much Klopp is loved by the entire city of Mainz, the entire city of Dortmund, and by Liverpool fans worldwide, and it is a testament to his great character. He said on BBC Radio 5 Live: "After the season that they have had. to have the disappointment of losing out on the league and then this one as well, they [Liverpool] can still be very proud of what they have achieved this season. Eighty-five percent of the book is very "this match happened, then that match happened and then, amazingly, this match also happened..."

Yes, the core of this book is about Klopp’s strong values, it's about his work ethic, his natural charisma, his clear conscious between what's right and what's wrong. One single passage in the book perfectly describes this philosophy: “But unlike Bill Shankly, Klopp has never believed that sport is everything. It can’t be. ‘If life would be judged at the end, and you stood at that door, and somebody asked you “Did you win something or not?” that would be really strange. But: “Did you try everything to improve the place you’ve been in, the house you lived in, the mood, the love?” “Yes, I tried, every day.” “Then come in.” And all the other guys, who won ignoring all the rules, all the laws – I think they have to use another door. I didn’t do that much in my life. But when we won it felt incredible (because) we always won it in the right way. You have to be patient. You have to work harder than others. You have to try, over a long period. Then you have a chance.’” It’s also fascinated me how a manager’s character can shape the neutral fan’s perception of a football team. Under previous Liverpool managers (especially Houlier) I found Liverpool quite dis-likable and certainly not a team I would root for. Yet under Klopp its hard not to have a soft spot for the free-flowing Liverpool team that plays in a manner We played a good game, not a perfect game. The boys tried everything, especially at 1-0 down then we played like we wanted to play before." I’m a big fan of Raphael Honigstein’s writing – in particular his book Das Reboot. Like his other work, this book is well written, well researched and a very enjoyable read.Jurgen Klopp's biography leapfrogged my reading list based on recommendations and curiousity about the manager that turned around Liverpool's fortune. Former England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley says action is needed to keep the close connection between fans and players. Klopp is revered as a master tactician with his own unique playing philosophies. He is loved by his players for his passion and man-management skills, and adored by fans for his charm, wit and exciting football on the pitch.

As a biography Elmar Neveling has documented Klopp's early life, his football development and professional playing career culminating at Mainz under influential manager Wolfgang Frank. It then documents his managerial successes, first with Mainz and then with Borussia Dortmund. He is an enigmatic character and has developed a type of play that seems to have worked at the club's he has managed.His philosophies, of course, also projected in his footballing approach. He's very demanding but fair, he always push his boys to the limit but never throw them discouraging critics. He's the ultimate authority but he's "one of them". He parties with them, exchange jokes with them, the hugs, oh the many hugs, and he genuinely value everyone at the club from top to bottom. In fact at the start of his tenure in Liverpool, he gathered everyone in one room, from players to the toilet cleaner and the lunch lady and ask them introduce to one another, to create a togetherness atmosphere in the club. There’s also an interlude given over to a scene from The Flight of the Phoenix, when really a sentence to make the analogy would do. But nobody is faultless for a full 90 minutes, and when he compares the demeanour of managers in post-match interviews to those being questioned under caution, all is forgiven. There are a few decent tidbits of insight, such as the influence of Wolfgang Frank on Klopp's career. But it only really skims the surface.

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