Ronnie O’Sullivan reveals Jurgen Klopp love as snooker great hails Liverpool boss

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Ronnie O’Sullivan, who is actually a Sheffield Wednesday, has surprisingly spoken out about his love for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and the German’s approach to his job. The snooker legend is back in action this week when he faces Ding Junhui in the first round of the Masters on Wednesday.

Snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan has revealed his love for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, insisting his approach to coaching has been the key driver behind the Reds success in recent years.

O’Sullivan, who is actually a Sheffield Wednesday, lived in Liverpool for two years during the 1990’s, and has a soft spot for the city and the Red side of it.

And the 45-year-old admits that he has fallen in love with Klopp and his managerial style.

“I love Kloppy,” said the Rocket.

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“You can’t help but love him – it’s great what he’s done at Liverpool. He’s made them – not just Liverpool but Borussia Dortmund.

“He’s got a great style and the teams he produces are fantastic teams. You can’t help but be a fan of the way he goes about his business.

“I think when you hear him talk, he’d make a good CEO of a company because he does his research, knows his players and he’s very on top of stuff.

“He looks at the overall character of the player, whether they’re going to fit into his squad, the culture of it, so he’s very aware of the dynamics, and stuff like that.

“I think coming from a German background they’re very, very good like that. They’re not so impulsive and they’re quite logical about stuff.

“They think of the bigger picture, which he’s obviously very good at.

“I love Liverpool and have got a real soft spot for the place.”

O’Sullivan faces Ding Junhui in the first round of the Masters on Wednesday, and the six-time World Champion admits that after a bit of a break from the table, he is eyeing more success in snooker.

“I haven’t yet won a tournament since the World Championship,” he added. “I’ve had a couple of finals which I’m happy with, a semi-final, but I haven’t won a trophy.

“I think those three [Trump, Robertson and Selby] have dominated the season so far, so I’d like to win a bit of silverware at some point.

“I’d take any tournament – I’ve always been greedy in that sort of sense. Obviously, the majors [World Championship, UK Championship and Masters] are great to win but sometimes it’s just nice to just get a W.

“Even with the Premier League tournaments I won – I could never say after winning a tournament I’ve not enjoyed it, but obviously the World [Championship], the Masters and the UK [Championship] are a bit more extra special.

“But a win’s a win, sometimes. I just go out there and play.”

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