Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp once refused to sign a player because of his goal celebration – one of his former colleagues at Borussia Dortmund has revealed.
So what was it? The worm? A Lomana Lua Lua-esque triple somersault? Or a Jurgen Klinsmann-inspired dive? Nope. It was something much worse in Klopp’s eyes.
Dortmund marketing director Carsten Cramer has told of how the passionate German ditched his long-term interest in a striker after seeing his self-indungent celebration.
“There is a story Jurgen told me about a striker he was interested in,” Cramer told The Mirror. “He watched him in several videos and said: ‘This is a striker I want to sign.’
“Then he saw him playing and he scored a goal. He was watching how he was celebrating his goal and said: ‘This is not a guy for Dortmund. He is celebrating for himself and not the club.’
“All the players know the club is the most important thing. I’m very sure that the brand philosophy was important when we hired someone like Jurgen Klopp.”
It is just a funny anecdote – but I suppose it is encouraging to learn that Klopp’s main focus is on team ethic. I wonder what he makes of Daniel Sturridge’s dance moves?
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