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Liverpool Fans Absolutely Loved Channel 4's Documentary on Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool Fans Absolutely Loved Channel 4's Documentary on Jurgen Klopp

While Liverpool's players are enjoying a few well-earned weeks off before the start of the 2020-21 season, Reds fans are still on a high following the club's first Premier League title and the end of their 30-year wait to be champions of England.

While the club's recent successes in Europe and England are very much a collective effort, there's no denying Klopp's seismic impact on the club since taking over from Brendan Rodgers at Anfield in 2015.

During Channel 4's documentary Jurgen Klopp: Germany's Greatest Export, viewers got to relive some of the German's most famous moments on Merseyside and in Germany.

Right from the early days of Klopp's tenure as a player and manager at Mainz, the documentary unearthed some golden moments including his charismatic appearance on a German game show that's equal parts surreal and funny, and Klopp's brilliant work at Dortmund which saw the club wrestle the Bundesliga title away from Bayern Munich.

Aside from this, the documentary also highlighted Liverpool's descent into a thirty-year title drought, Dalglish's decision to leave Anfield, and some of the painful moments that defined those three decades without a league title- Hodgson's tenure, the beachball goal at Sunderland, capitulation to Crystal Palace, Gerrard's slip etc.

However, the focus was very much on Klopp, and right from the moment he enters the club and hails himself as 'The Normal One,' the journey is a rollercoaster.

Throughout the feature, various talking heads discuss why Klopp's personality suits the club, how the German embodies the values of those living on Merseyside, his infectious charisma, and why Klopp's man-management skills have lifted the players.

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However, this is all inconsequential in comparison to events on the pitch.

From the famous meeting against Barcelona in the 2019 Champions League semi-final, their sixth European Cup success in Madrid, and the end of their long wait to be crowned champions of England,  Klopp's tenure at Anfield has been quite special.

In terms of an official synopsis, the documentary tells: "The extraordinary story of how Jurgen Klopp went from being relatively unknown in Britain to becoming the saviour of Liverpool Football Club, leading them to their first top-flight title in 30 years. This programme charts his success with the people who know him, some of the great players and managers of our time, including Sir Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard, Jurgen Klinsmann and John Barnes."

Jurgen Klopp: Germany's Greatest Export is now available to watch on All4 and it definitely struck a chord with these Liverpool fans.

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Main image via Channel 4

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