32. Joël Matip


Joel Matip pays tribute to how “Kloppomania” has elevated Liverpool to the top tier.

Speaking to Bild am Sonntag after the 2-0 win over Tottenham, however, Matip paid tribute to Klopp, and how he has captivated Liverpool and their fans.

“Everyone in Liverpool has worked very hard for this,” he reflected.

“But Klopp is the decisive factor. He has put the team together and led it to where it is now.

“No question: Klopp is the mastermind of this title.

“He is a ‘human catcher’ who conquered the whole city of Liverpool—or maybe even whole England—with his enthusiasm.

“The club, the city, the team, everyone is straight behind him, unconditionally.

“It’s something like Kloppomania here! Because he is how he is. Genuine and real—simply Kloppo.”