Football News: Jurgen Klopp is among one of the best football managers in the world.
The German started his managerial career with FC Mainz in 2001 before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2008. He became a household name during his time at Signal Iduna Park.
He helped the Dortmund-based club win two Bundesliga titles, one DFB-Pokal and two DFL-Supercups. Klopp also guided the BVB to the UEFA Champions League final in 2013, where they eventually lost to Bayern Munich.
The now 54-year old manager joined Liverpool as manager midway through the 2015-16 season.
Football News: Jurgen Klopp wins Premier League and LMA Manager of the Year award
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lifted the Premier League and League Managers Association Manager of the Year accolades on Tuesday.
The German enjoyed an astonishing campaign with the Reds, winning the FA Cup and EFL Cup. The Merseyside-based club missed out on winning the Premier League title by just one point. They finished one point behind Manchester City, with 92 points from 38 games. Jurgen Klopp will also lead his team against Real Madrid for a UEFA Champions League final at the Stade de France on May 29.
Speaking on stage after winning the award, Klopp said: ‘When you win a prize like this you are either a genius or you have the best coaching staff in the world – and I am here with all of my coaching staff, they know how much I appreciate them.’
He collected the award from former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who joked: ‘This is agony, absolute agony’ while handing him the trophy.
The Reds eye Ibrahim Sangare
According to reports, the Reds have lost the race to sign AS Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouaméni. The France international is set to join La Liga side Real Madrid.
The Merseyside-based club have identified PSV midfielder Ibrahim Sangare as an alternative to the Monaco star. Sangare has established himself among the best midfielders in the Eridiviese since joining PSV from Toulouse in 2020.
He played 29 league games during the recently concluded season, scoring two and assisting three goals. Sangare is a midfield powerhouse who is composed with his passing and strong with his tackling. According to WhoScored, he averaged 3.3 tackles, 2.6 interceptions and 70 passes per 90 in the Dutch top division during the 2021-22 season.
The Ivory Coast international reportedly have a release clause of £37.5 million in his current contract. However, the Reds are likely to face competition from Newcastle United, Leicester City and Chelsea for his signature.