Updated on February 6, 2020
While playing football, I often was told that ‘You’re good enough, you’re good enough, you’re good enough to be the best’.
‘Even now, some people believe you are the best and won’t play you.’
Now, at 29, he is a coach.
At Liverpool, Klopp had to make radical decisions during his first season at the club.
They cost him his job, but they were the right decisions to keep him at Anfield.
‘You cannot work in football and at the same time have a strong faith,’ Klopp said.
‘I have the faith and you have to believe in your heart. If you don’t, there will be problems, and this has not been the most successful time for me at all.
‘I have lost five big games, and the problem was not that.
‘The problem was when I believed in what I was doing, when I gave everything, when I gave my all.’
Klopp has not forgotten his first big victory as Liverpool boss, a 2-1 win at Arsenal in the Premier League on the opening day of the new season.
He would like to see more of that performance from the Reds in his return to the Emirates, but also knows he will not get another chance to savior it.
‘I have no regrets,’ Klopp said. ‘But as I said to the players before the game: ‘You cannot get another game like that again. And you are lucky that you have it in this moment, because you cannot get any more like that again’.
‘I had to do this for Liverpool and the manager, the staff and everybody, is here. So, when I say that I have no regrets because, of course, I would not want to go back to any other way. I think we have done very well and I would have given everything for it.’ Klopp is certain that the Reds have done the right thing. He added: ‘I was very sad for him because it was a very close one. When it was not possible, I cannot say I feel sad. Because we are talking about a life and death matter, which I have never experienced before. But he has been very brave and strong.’
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson (right) and midfielder Philippe Coutinho are both struggling with injury
Bolt’s injury is a setback for Liverpool, who are hoping he can return sooner than expected. Liverpool will face Norwich in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday and Klopp’s side had already qualified for the Premier League play-offs in their final group game against Burnley.
However, the severity of the setback for the youngster who has made his senior debut in the Premier League could delay that, depending on the extent of his recovery. ‘When you think about a big footballer who is as strong as him who is not 100 per cent fit, it’s very difficult,’ said Klopp.