‘I would have slept in the street’: Jurgen Klopp insists he is blessed to be Liverpool manager as he would have been a JESTER 500 years ago
- Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he is very lucky to be around right now
- He jokes that 500 years ago he would’ve slept on the street and been a jester
- Liverpool are still in the title race and are in the Champions League final too
Jurgen Klopp has taken Liverpool to the Champions League final two years in a row, and they are still in with a shot at winning the Premier League title.
And the German knows that he is in a privileged position as manager of such a good football team.
According to The Mirror, Klopp thinks he is incredibly lucky to be around now, as he would’ve been a court jester 500 years ago.
Jurgen Klopp thinks he’s very lucky to be here now, as he would’ve been a jester 500 years ago
The Liverpool manager admits that he’s ‘blessed’ to be where he is and earning so much money
‘I’m really blessed to be where I am,’ said Klopp. ‘It’s unbelievable.
‘Most of my colleagues have to work their whole life and don’t get to Champions League Finals. They’re fantastic coaches, but maybe just haven’t had the teams I’ve had and so they haven’t had the experience of facing Bayern Munich or Real Madrid in a Champions League Final.
‘Otherwise, I think about myself as a completely normal person. OK, I know a little bit more about football than some other people, that’s true. But that doesn’t make me a special person. It is only luck, because 500 years ago that knowledge wouldn’t have helped me.
‘I could have been a jester dancing in front of the king — but I would have slept in the street.’
Liverpool are in the Champions League final and are still in the title race on the final day
Klopp even admits that he gets paid a lot when other people have to work a lot harder than he does.
‘So I’m really very fortunate that my best skill is somehow needed out there. And I appreciate that every single day, because I know field hockey coaches who work five times harder and earn four per cent of what I earn.’
Liverpool face Wolves at Anfield on Sunday as they look to snatch the title away from Manchester City. Then they will play against Tottenham Hotspur on June 1 in the Champions League final.