The 49-year-old is one of the most respected sporting directors in world football – and Jurgen Klopp knows all about him
Amid another entertaining Jurgen Klopp press conference, he delivered a throwaway line with an underlying significance.
The Liverpool boss was discussing his side’s Champions League semi-final first leg with Roma, and had been asked if he saw similarities between the way the two clubs had built their success this season.
“I like how Roma did it,” he nodded, then the key line, followed by a trademark chuckle. “Obviously they brought in quite a good sporting director last year, though!”