Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he’s always been an Anglophile.
The charismatic Reds boss moved to Merseyside in 2015 having previously only ever managed in Germany.
He stared his managerial career with Mainz before enjoying huge success at Borussia Dortmund.
But Klopp has now revealed he had a taste of life in the United Kingdom during his youth.
“I liked England before I lived here because I was here when I was 18-years-old for six weeks on the train,” he told Sky Sports .
“Me and my cousin came and stayed in bed and breakfast’s and had a tent and stayed in camping grounds from time to time.
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“The weather was unfortunately really bad though so we didn’t use the tent that often because it was that wet.
“It was really nice though because we met lots of people and they were so welcoming and so from then I thought one day I want to live for a while in England.”
Klopp’s Liverpool side have been a dominant force in the Premier League this season.
They are yet to lose in the top flight and now look nailed on for title glory.
Nevertheless, ex-midfielder Paul Ince has warned Klopp might struggle to keep his best players at the club.
"It's a case of keeping the best players at Liverpool,” he told the Liverpool Echo .
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“Will someone come in for [Virgil] Van Dijk? When Barcelona or Real Madrid come knocking it's hard to say no.
"That's the thing about being a victim of your own success, when you're doing so many great things like Liverpool are doing it alerts other big club like Barcelona or Madrid.
"And it's hard to say no as a player when they come in. You look at someone like Cristiano Ronaldo, you get to the stage where you've won league and Champions League – are you prepared to do it year in year out or do you want another challenge elsewhere?
"That's what Klopp is going to have to deal with and he'll have to look at that in the future and build his team around that.”
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