Speaking to BT Sport ahead of Saturday’s 3-1 win over Chelsea, Jurgen Klopp detailed the first stages of his life as Liverpool manager.
Klopp’s first month as Liverpool manager has been non-stop.
With October’s international break followed by five games in two weeks, the German would be forgiven for not finding his bearings yet.
But, speaking to BT Sport’s Des Kelly ahead of Saturday’s Premier League victory at Stamford Bridge, Klopp detailed his “really crazy” start to life on Merseyside as a positive.
“The hype was, of course, too big – but it’s football accept that,” he reflected.
“It was not easy to go out, but we did it.
“In England, football is a big thing to talk about, but Liverpool is a special place, you feel it when you make your first step.
“For your family and so on it’s important that the city is nice, the people are nice, and Liverpool is an absolute good place.”
Klopp’s start at Liverpool can be considered a relative success, with three draws in his first three games followed by victories over Bournemouth in the League Cup and then Chelsea in the league.
Continuing to explain the keys to his footballing success, Klopp referenced his Christianity, and how he looks to inject positivity and enjoyment into his squad.
Klopp spoke about his upbringing in the Black Forest, a picturesque region of southwest Germany, and how his stable upbringing has underlined his approach to football.
The 48-year-old did, however, reflect on the pressure of management in the Premier League.
Klopp’s press conferences so far as Liverpool manager have been littered with questions about progress, development and objectives.
“They only want to know about progress, about the next step, about blah blah blah,” he continued.
“Nobody is asking for the next step in normal life!”
Nevertheless, Klopp is clearly enjoying life as Liverpool manager – and this is mirrored by the affections of the Anfield support.