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The coverage of Jurgen Klopp's imminent move to Liverpool has all gone a bit crazy

It’s been a minute-by-minute of the German’s movements all throughout the day.

Image: Miguel Angel Morenatti/AP/Press Association Images

WE SHOULD’VE KNOWN things were going to get out of hand when Sky Sports sent poor old Gary Cotterill to Mainz.

His assignment was clear: get us something no one else has.

So, Gary went to Klopp’s house and interviewed an intercom.

There was worse to come though.

The Liverpool Echo’s minute-by-minute of Klopp’s journey to Merseyside included a link to – y’know, just in case you wanted to monitor how Klopp’s plane was getting on in the air.

And then there was the hysteria when Klopp actually landed. A couple of photography agencies quickly filed some grainy photos of the ex-Borussia Dortmund coach looking quite bemused by the level of attention in the back of a car.

His face seemed to scream ‘Is there still time to turn back?’

Soccer - Jurgen Klopp Arrival Source: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

His every move was covered. Within moments of arriving at a city-centre hotel, footage emerged of photographers genuinely running after Klopp’s car, desperately chasing a photo of a 48-year-old, blonde and slightly grizzled football manager.

And it was all more than a little overboard.


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