Klopp, a king without a crown
When Klopp first started as Liverpool coach, he defined himself as 'The Normal One'. He warned of wanting to turn "the dubious into believers," a particularity that has been shown through his character and positive attitude. The German, an example of how to play with emotions, is the axis on which Anfield moves.
Few coaches are able to lift their team after an unfair 3-0 in a Champions League semi-final. Much less when you look at the dressing room and see that two of the stars, Firmino and Salah, were not going to be part of the second leg. There were problems everywhere he looked, but Klopp knew how to get the best out of what he had.
He has an excellent run in European qualifiers with Liverpool - he has not lost a single one - but on two occasions he has had to collect the runner-up medal. Sevilla separated him from the Europa League; Madrid, from the Champions League. He has not yet lifted any titles with Liverpool.
However, this hasn't stopped Liverpool fans to worship the ground he walks on. He is a leader and a best friend of the players. Klopp is different from the rest, as is denoted in every press conference. In Anfield, after the break against Barcelona, he left the dressing room laughing out loud despite the fact that his team, at that moment, needed a miracle.
Now, his Liverpool reaches the Wanda Metropolitano as favourites. The current runners-up, the same team that fights side by side with City for the Premier League. In short, Klopp's team. A king without a crown.