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'No question': Ballon d'Or winner says Liverpool man is 'the measure' that you judge everyone by right now

Legendary German footballer Matthias Sammer believes Jurgen Klopp is now ‘the measure’ for all coaches right now. Few can hold a candle to the Liverpool man.

There are few remaining doubters over Jurgen Klopp. The Liverpool boss has firmly established himself as one of the world’s greatest coaches with everything he’s achieved in the last few years.

This was a club that struggled for consistency, after all. Liverpool have had some wonderful teams over the last 30 years but often for just one or two seasons. They’d quickly fall apart, unable to sustain their success at the highest level.

That’s firmly changed under Klopp. Liverpool will compete in their third Champions League final in five years, hoping to win their second trophy. They’ve won the Premier League, Club World Cup, FA Cup and EFL Cup in that period – with more potentially on the way.

Klopp is the clear catalyst for all of this and that’s something that German great, Matthias Sammer recognises. The 1996 Ballon d’Or winner believes his compatriot is now ‘the measure’ to which all coaches are judged.

Jurgen Klopp is ‘the measure’ for all coaches

“Jürgen Klopp is currently the measure of all things, no question,” he told Sport Bild. “How he plays football at Liverpool, the flexibility and mentality, the unpredictability.

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“Even in difficult phases to always be able to score goals and come back.”

Well, you won’t hear an argument against that from here. Klopp has been beyond anyone’s wildest dreams and there is no one else on Earth we’d pick to lead a football club.

How fantastic, then, that he’s consistently turned down offers from elsewhere to remain at Anfield. Liverpool will have him until at least 2026 and we can say with confidence that there will be more success to celebrate.

It may even come within the next two weeks, in fact.

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