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Liverpool boss Klopp: Why be a chequebook manager?

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he doesn't want to be a chequebook manager.

Klopp, speaking with the Daily Mail, says top level football isn't as glamourous as claimed.

"This is a crazy time where football is, for some people, the most serious thing in the world, but no-one really cares about it," he told the Daily Mail. "Look at the transfers: all everyone wants to know is what happens. They never want to know what it means behind, for this team, for that team.

"It's just, 'Come on — give me the next big signing'. To be cool enough to stay out of this colourful world around football, that is what I do. I'm not part of that, I'm not there, I don't enjoy it.

"My car knows only one way — home to here, here to home. There are more exciting lives around. The day I step back, I will never miss any of the world around football. Without being the most confident person in the world, I think I am the right person for Liverpool.

"I can't score goals and I can't make saves. I am not saying I am the best manager in the world, either. But I'm quite good and I am one of those managers who is really interested in structure."

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