While at Borussia Dortmund, Klopp and his team installed the ‘gegenpressing’ tactic, which won them two Bundesliga titles, a number of Cups and a Champions League runners-up trophy – but now at Anfield he wants a new term coined.
“I have decided to never ever associate a team with music, because it follows me my whole life. Last week I got a present of a Metallica CD!” he said, reported in the Echo.
“I’m not a music specialist. I’m an emotional guy, but this team maybe they will have their own name! Some smarter people can do this, maybe our fans. A positive name!”
So there you have it, Reds; come up with a complimentary nickname for the style of football implemented by Klopp’s Reds. In fairness, at our best under the German we’ve sometimes mirrored Klopp’s wonderful Dortmund side – which worked relentlessly, played with tempo, dynamism and overloaded in attack.
Performances against Chelsea, Manchester City (twice), Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Villarreal come to memory, and next term, our challenge will be turning up at close to our best level every week – as consistency has let the side down in 2015/16.
It would be tremendous if we could enter next season with the Europa League under our belt. Not only would it boost positivity among the squad and fanbase, but it’d grant us a spot in the Champions League and the financial rewards that come with it – not to mention the lure for potential summer signings.