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Books To Read: Klopp – Bring the Noise by Raphael Honigstein

Klopp – Bring the Noise by Raphael Honigstein. Raphael Honigstein is the UK’s top expert on German football. Think you know Klopp inside out? German journalist Raphael Honigstein has exclusive access to former players, colleagues, friends and family to provide the most in-depth depiction of the Liverpool boss yet. 

The definitive insight into the man behind Liverpool’s Champions League 2019 victory

Jürgen Klopp was confirmed as manager of Liverpool FC in October 2015 to a rapturous reception. His super-sized personality and all-or-nothing style of football and management made him the perfect choice to pump up the volume at Anfield and lift Liverpool out of a slump.

Fans and club officials were delighted to get the coach they’d long admired from afar and eager to see the impact he would have on the club and the Premier League.

Klopp is the manager to turn players into winners. He’s authentic, approachable and funny, charming media and fans alike. He’s also merciless and exceptionally driven, his quick temper bubbling away barely under the surface. Klopp’s pitch-side passion has enthralled fans, culminating in 2019’s triumphant Champions League win.

Book is the access to Klopp’s friends, family, colleagues and players, Raphael Honigstein goes behind-the-scenes at Liverpool to tell the definitive story of Klopp’s career and how he brought Liverpool to victory.

Books To Read in Self-Isolation: How to be a Footballer – Peter Crouch

How to be a Footballer – Peter Crouch

Review:

Very funny on almost every page, wonderfully self-deprecating and very sharp on the ludicrous behaviour of the modern player’ – Sunday Times

‘The funniest man in British sport’ – Metro

Story View: You become a footballer because you love football. And then you are a footballer, and you’re suddenly in the strangest, most baffling world of all. A world where one team-mate comes to training in a bright red suit with matching top-hat, cane and glasses, without any actual glass in them, and another has so many sports cars they forget they have left a Porsche at the train station. Even when their surname is incorporated in the registration plate.

So walk with me into the dressing-room, to find out which players refuse to touch a football before a game, to discover why a load of millionaires never have any shower-gel, and to hear what Cristiano Ronaldo says when he looks at himself in the mirror.

We will go into post-match interviews, make fools of ourselves on social media and try to ensure that we never again pay £250 for a haircut that should have cost a tenner. We’ll be coached and cajoled by Harry Redknapp, upset Rafa Benitez and be soothed by the sound of an accordion played by Sven-Goran Eriksson’s assistant Tord Grip. There will be some very bad music and some very bad decisions