Jurgen Klopp jokes that his stars were amazed by Steve Kerr visit

‘If the boys looked that concentrated just one time when I spoke that’d be really cool!’: Jurgen Klopp jokes that his Liverpool stars were left in awe by a visit from Warriors’ NBA-title winning coach Steve Kerr last week

  • Klopp called the 9-time NBA champion a ‘great guy’ with a ‘wonderful wife’
  • He also described the Golden State Warriors as ‘one of the greatest of the game’
  • Mo Salah tweeted a photo right after Kerr’s visit, showing him and teammates
  • Kerr came fresh from his fourth NBA crown in charge of the mighty Warriors

Jurgen Klopp admits that his Liverpool stars paid more attention to visiting champion NBA coach Steve Kerr than they do to him. 

The Golden State Warriors coach, nine-times an NBA champion as player and coach, is a Liverpool fan and took the opportunity to visit their training ground last week. 

And he proved such an instant hit that Klopp jokingly admitted he was inspired to capture the moment on his phone.

Jurgen Klopp admits that his Liverpool stars paid more attention to Steve Kerr than him

‘I made a picture, actually, when he spoke to the players and I told the boys if they looked that concentrated just one time when I spoke to you that’d be really cool,’ joked Klopp.

‘He’s a great guy, he was here with his wife, a wonderful lady.

‘One of the greatest of the game, huh? Absolutely outstanding, but it shows you can be seen as a great in public but smart people stay very grounded and it was a real pleasure to meet them.’

Mo Salah tweeted a photo straight after the visit, showing him, plus teammates Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk hanging onto Kerr’s every word.

Kerr, for his part, claimed he was starstruck to finally meet Klopp, whom he has often talked about in his own press conferences with Golden State.

Golden State Warriors head coach and 9-time NBA champion Steve Kerr traveled to England last week to pay a visit to Liverpool FC players and staff. Pictured: Mo Salah (far left), Trent Alexander-Arnold (second from left), and Virgil Van Dijk (second from right) speaking with Steve Kerr (right)

Kerr’s wife, Margot, also tweeted a picture of her husband (center) at Liverpool’s FC training ground last week. Coach Jurgen Klopp jokingly told his players that he wished they could look as focused when talks to them as they do when Kerr speaks to them

And with Kerr coming fresh from his fourth NBA crown in charge of the mighty Warriors, he found a kindred spirit in the Liverpool manager.

‘We just had a good time,’ said Klopp. ‘I told him what we are doing here and obviously the training grounds in football and basketball look a bit different but he liked everything he saw here.

‘It’s a great place and we spoke about how we deal with different things and all that stuff.

‘The one moment when I was really happy that I didn’t become a basketball coach was when he said he has to do press every day. Wow! That’d be a killer.

‘But he has a four-month break which is cool. He promised me he would speak about that in public but he hasn’t yet!’

Klopp described Kerr’s visit as ‘outstanding’ ahead of his side’s game against Newcastle

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