Jurgen Klopp has opened up on his sadness surrounding his father amid Liverpool’s success.
Klopp’s dad Norbert passed away four months before his son moved into coaching in 2001.
Since then, Jurgen has gone from strength to strength and has won plenty of trophies in both Germany and England.
He guided Liverpool to their maiden Premier League title last season having also lifted the Champions League with the Reds.
Klopp has spoken about how his father could have been a professional player, though was warned off a career in the game by his own dad.
And the Reds boss has now opened up on the relationship he had with his father in a new documentary called 'The End Of The Storm’.
Klopp says: "Unfortunately when I describe my dad, in the end when I read it from time to time, it's not fair how it sounds.
"This relationship was based on respect and clear messages. He was an unbelievable football player. Kaiserslautern, who was a big, big club in Germany, offered him a contract when he was 18.
"My grandad was [saying] 'you don't go for this football, you learn something serious'. So he wasn't allowed to join them. He wanted me to fulfil his dreams.
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"I loved all the things he wanted me to do. But then it is one thing you love doing it, but it is another that your dad or coach or whatever is not happy with the steps you do.
"It was a lot more about giving criticism than praise for something you did, but [that was] his generation.
"When I told my dad [I would study] sports science, he was on fire with the idea. 'Yes, do that!'.
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"He had no idea what I could do with it but it was the first kid of the family who studied at all, so he was like 'yes, do that'.
"I know exactly what he wanted me to do, to be really successful in sports.
"To deal with an average footballer and the real shame of this story was he wasn't here anymore when I became a manager."
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