Fabian Otte believes that Jurgen Klopp is a ‘menschenfresser’ after sharing an exchange he shared with the Liverpool boss. He also revealed his experiences of working with Burnley in the Bundesliga. Otte says that he looks up to Klopp and has got a lot to learn from his countryman about humility. Otte has worked in New Zealand and is currently the goalkeeping coach of Borussia Monchengladbach.
“He was standing on the halfway line watching our warm-up,” Fabian Otte said talking about Jurgen Klopp. “I think he always does that. This was in May. It was Burnley’s final home game of the season. Our number three Will Norris was starting. Maybe Jurgen was watching him. Then he started smiling at me. Obviously, Jurgen Klopp is a big name, I have heard about him, read about him, and watched him on television for many years. I just waved back.”
“This is the Liverpool manager. He could have a thousand better things to do than read about me but he knew so many details,” he added. “When I got back to the changing room, the kit man said, ‘Jurgen Klopp was just asking about you. He said he read this piece about you and was interested.’ Afterward, I spoke to him for quite a while and he was such a cool person. It was a very interesting experience. This is a very German word but when there are someone people instantly like as a leader, they call him a menschenfresser. Literally, it means someone who eats people, he is catching people, people just come towards him. It got me thinking.”