Ronnie O’Sullivan loves ‘Kloppy’ and Liverpool as snooker star admits soft spot

Ronnie O’Sullivan has praised the logical nature of Jurgen Klopp after the German boss brought Champions League and Premier League glory back to Liverpool.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss has himself a huge fan in six-time and reigning snooker world champion O’Sullivan, who is looking to taste victory at The Masters this month.

The Rocket believes that Klopp has ‘made’ Liverpool since moving to England after winning back-to-back Bundesliga titles with Dortmund, despite being a Sheffield Wednesday fan.

"I love Kloppy,” said the 45-year-old on Tuesday.

“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 will take on Ding Junhui in the first round of the Masters on Wednesday, and he is keen to win his first tournament since the 2020 World Championship.

He said: “I’ve had a couple of finals which I’m happy with, a semi-final, but I haven’t won a trophy.”

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