The German earned his status as one of the best in Europe after guiding former club Borussia Dortmund to back-to-back Bundesliga wins in 2011 and 2012 and Champions League finalists in 2013, before resigning in April 2015 to take a sabbatical.

It didn’t take much for the Reds to persuade Klopp to become manager. He had been an admirer of Liverpool Football Club for years and it had been one of his ambitions to one day manage the club.

His high intensity style and affable nature has endeared him to players, fans and press alike, while he has still maintained a no-nosense approach with players who step out of line, as Mamadou Sakho will testify.