What makes Jürgen Klopp so special? James Milner reveals all

NewsWhat makes Jürgen Klopp so special? James Milner reveals all

Published 7th April 2022

James Milner has listed a host of reasons that make Jürgen Klopp the successful manager he is.

The vice-captain has been an instrumental figure since the start of the German's reign at Liverpool in October 2015. 

Numerous trophies and countless memories have been delivered to Anfield in that time, with Milner detailing just how the boss gets the best out of his players on a daily basis.

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On what makes Klopp different from other managers, the Reds No.7 told WALK ON, LFC's eMagazine: "How he is around the place, how he prepares us for games. 

"He always talks to us about the situation around games, which I think is important. 

“He talks to us about what people might be thinking, he anticipates people's thoughts before games – things such as getting tiredness out of our minds if there have been a lot of games. 

“He's very good at anticipating things that could affect players or our performances, and stopping it before it happens. 

“He puts people's minds on the right track and has shown throughout his career that he is a top manager. 

“He's done a great job here and hopefully he can win some more trophies for Liverpool FC.”

Milner has lifted the Premier League, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup and Carabao Cup during Klopp's six seasons on Merseyside. 

When asked to choose the best achievements during his L4 career, two triumphs in particular stand out to the 36-year-old.

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“It has to be winning the Premier League and winning the Champions League,” he said. “It's hard to pick one but those two moments were such big moments in the history of the club. 

“Finally getting the Premier League after a big break with the club winning the league title – and being so close the year before when we got 97 points but didn't win it – showed character, especially winning it under the strange circumstances that we did. 

“It was disappointing not to be able to celebrate it with the fans, but those two moments were special because we fought to achieve those as a group and a club.”

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Published 7th April 2022