Andreas Beck – not to be puzzled with the ex-right-back of Hoffenheim and Germany of the same name – found himself at the wrong end of Klopp’s pace more than one occasion but says such friction is standard in a working relationship.

Klopp is hot-tempered

According to Jurgen Klopp’s former fitness trainer at Borussia Dortmund, Klopp is as warm and funny as he is hot-tempered. Andreas Beck – not to be puzzled with the ex-right-back of Hoffenheim and Germany of the same name – found himself at the wrong end of Klopp’s pace more than one occasion but says such friction is standard in a working relationship. Beck recalled one such incident where a player he worked with picked up an injury later in training. Beck told reporters: “The player felt something muscular at the end of the training session. Klopp made a connection with my individual warm-up session and asked, ‘why did the player doing this training?’

“Jurgen was just letting off steam at that moment. I felt that his anger was very unjustified because he only had very general information. Simply put, I worked on his upper body before the session, and he suffered a lower-body injury, but I didn’t have the opportunity to explain it to Klopp properly. But that might have been unwise anyway! He’s not pretending, and he is what he is,” Beck said. “Just as he can be warm and hilarious, he can also be hot-tempered. He has a very strong point of view, and it depends a little on the situation; how and when you discuss with him is probably no different as a journalist. In a calm environment, however, there were never a problem to resolve matters worth discussing. Our arguments were heard and accepted. ”

“On the training ground in Brackel, Klopp definitely put me in my place once or twice. There is always friction in a productive collaboration.”