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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.

'I like the total intensification, when there are crashes and bangs everywhere, pure adrenaline and no one being able to breathe'

Jürgen Klopp's super-sized personality and all-or-nothing style of football and management made him the perfect choice to pump up the volume at Anfield. 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.

With exclusive access to Klopp's friends, family, colleagues and players, Raphael Honigstein goes behind-the-scenes at Liverpool, Mainz and Dortmund to tell the definitive story of Klopp’s career, transformative footballing genius and how he is bringing the noise to Anfield.

Klopp's the manager to turn players into winners, to get that little bit more from them and transform teams like mid-table Borussia Dortmund into title winners and one of Europe’s most acclaimed sides in just two seasons.

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.

Expectations have been high and even when results haven’t gone their way, Liverpool’s exciting football and Klopp’s pitch-side passion have enthralled, culminating in a triumphant return to Champions League football.

Klopp follows his story from its Black Forest beginnings, as a player with 'fifth division skills and a first division brain', his accidental fall into management and the success at Mainz and Dortmund which paved the way to Anfield.

Reviews

He's the star of the team...when you think of Liverpool, you think of Jürgen Klopp

Jamie Carragher

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

Excellent

Daily Mail

[A] sophisticated biography… Honigstein draws a vivid picture of a compelling personality

Huw Richards, When Saturday Comes

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780224100748

    September 15, 2017

    Yellow Jersey

    336 pages

    RRP $49.99

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