Clearly it’s not just the manager but he’s a huge factor. Would that this country had a sound person in N10.
It takes a certain arrogant flair, a sort of spare-limbed confidence, deep loyalty, love of the people under him and a bit of common sense and spine – someone like a Klopp.
And on Saturday, Liverpool pressed City from the first whistle, spreading anxiety around Etihad Stadium on and off the pitch and unrest in their opponents’ ranks.
It makes them a very dangerous proposition away from home, harassing opponents intent on attack high up the pitch and hitting them rapidly on the counter.
Klopp has brought a positivity back to Liverpool, a bundle of energy on the touchline, urging his players forward, applauding the good and reacting furiously to the bad.