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FourFourTwo Podcast, Episode #17: Jurgen Klopp – the man behind the manager

Jurgen Klopp at Anfield

Conor Pope, Amy Raphael, Ryan Herman and This Is Anfield (opens in new tab)'s Matt Ladson discuss Jurgen Klopp, Amy's brilliant new book A Game of Two Halves and what Liverpool was like before the energetic German arrived.

Klopp is a Champions League winner, a footballing philosopher, and now FIFA Manager of the Year 2019.

But how did he become one of the greatest managers in the world? And how did he turn Liverpool into one of the great footballing sides?

In the new issue of FourFourTwo we have an in-depth interview with Klopp conducted by comedian John Bishop. The interview is an extract from a new book, A Game of Two Halves (opens in new tab), where famous names from across the arts, media and politics interview their footballing heroes to raise money for the UN’s refugee programme (opens in new tab).

In this week's episode Conor Pope (opens in new tab) speaks to Amy Raphael (opens in new tab) (who put the book together) and FFT colleague Ryan Herman (opens in new tab) about the interview, and to This Is Anfield (opens in new tab)'s Matt Ladson (opens in new tab) about how Klopp created his empire at Liverpool.

Pre-order A Game of Two Halves here (opens in new tab).

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OPINION Matt Ladson: What it’s like to be a Liverpool supporter right now – watching one of the best Reds sides of all time

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