Following exclusive access to Jürgen Klopp's friends, family, colleagues and players, acclaimed football writer Raphael Honigstein goes behind-the-scenes at Liverpool, Dortmund and Mainz to tell the full story behind the manager bringing the noise to Anfield.
Explore the transformative footballing genius of the man behind Liverpool’s stunning Champions League victory.
'I like the total intensification, when there are crashes and bangs everywhere, pure adrenaline and no one being able to breathe' Jürgen Klopp
Jürgen Klopp was confirmed as manager of Liverpool FC in October 2015 to a rapturous reception. His super-sized personality and all-or-nothing style of football and management made him the perfect choice to pump up the volume at Anfield and lift Liverpool out of a slump.
The appointment sparked hysteria in the city with fans and club officials delighted to get the coach they’d long admired from afar and eager to see the impact he would have on the club and the Premier League.
Klopp is the manager to turn players into winners. He’s authentic, approachable and funny, charming media and fans alike. He’s also merciless and exceptionally driven, his quick temper bubbling away barely under the surface. Klopp’s pitch-side passion has enthralled fans, culminating in 2019’s triumphant Champions League win.
With exclusive access to Klopp's friends, family, colleagues and players, Raphael Honigstein goes behind-the-scenes at Liverpool to tell the definitive story of Klopp’s career and how he brought Liverpool to victory.
“He's the star of the team...when you think of Liverpool, you think of Jürgen Klopp”
“Fascinating… There are plenty of revealing moments in the book that makes it a must-read for any fan of Klopp and his gegenpressing football”
Alex Kebie, TEAMTalk
“Recommended reading for all Reds fans - all football fans, even. It’s a cracking read, a detailed look at Klopp’s career and life, featuring standout interviews with a number of key figures past and present”
Neil Jones, Daily Post
“[A] sophisticated biography… Honigstein draws a vivid picture of a compelling personality”
Huw Richards, When Saturday Comes