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The Unlikely Backstory Behind Jurgen Klopp’s Cute Dog Selfie Before Greuther Furth Preseason Game

The Unlikely Backstory Behind Jurgen Klopp’s Cute Dog Selfie Before Greuther Furth Preseason Game

Klopp was his usual photogenic self when posing with a Bernese Mountain dog in his homeland ahead of the Reds’ second pre-season fixture against 2. Bundesliga side Greuther Furth.

‘The Normal One’ is entering his eighth season in charge at Anfield, the longest he has managed a single team after seven seasons at the helm in his homeland at both Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, respectively.

Liverpool started their pre-season with a hard-fought 4-2 win over Karlsruher SC, with the Reds trailing 2-1 ten minutes into the second half.

New signings Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister made an impression in that fixture, with long-standing right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold playing in midfield.

Doubtless happy with what he has seen of his new charges as well as the change in tactics he hopes to incorporate, Klopp was in a jocular mood when he happened upon a wedding party in Southern Bavaria.

The 56-year-old tactician was all smiles as he posed with the happy couple as well as people in the crowd, with practically everyone hoping for a picture with the iconic manager.

Klopp extended his generosity to a canine and its owner at the venue, with the selfie making its way to Liverpool’s official Twitter account among other platforms.

One of the responses to the tweet showing Klopp with the happy couple identified the venue as the Seehotel Adler, in Bodman-Ludwigshafen on the banks of the Obersee.

The most notable proponent of Gegenpressing was seen joking around with the gathering at the wedding while sporting a Liverpool jacket, shorts, and hat, not much different from his look on the touchline at venues across England during matchdays.

Greuther Furth will be the Reds’ last opponent in Klopp’s native Germany but far from the last they will see of German opposition before the start of the 2023-24 season.

They will face Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in Singapore and round off their pre-season preparations with a clash against newly-promoted Bundesliga side Darmstadt 98 in Preston on August 7.

About a week later, Liverpool will kick off their Premier League campaign with a visit to Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea.

The Reds will play host to Bournemouth, with the same fixture the previous season yielding a 9-0 victory, on the following weekend.

Klopp’s troops will look to improve on a fifth-placed finish in the last edition of the Premier League and secure a place in the first iteration of the Champions League with the noticeable change in format.