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Liverpool made sense for Jurgen Klopp as Bayern Munich were not convinced

The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on a surprise top-four team in the Premier League, how Paul Pogba would fit in at Barcelona and whether or not Jurgen Klopp can turn around Liverpool's fortune.
Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels believes Jurgen Klopp would be a 'fantastic addition for any side.'
Joachim Low believes that former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp would be a great fit for Premier League side Liverpool.

In an interview with German weekly paper Die Zeit in 2012, J├╝rgen Klopp was asked if there were any hopes he had given up on. His answer: "I never had a crazy amount of hopes. Men are like that, I believe. We have a pragmatic approach to life. We deal with what's in front of us."

Not worrying about the big picture can be a useful approach. Klopp's endlessly repeated mantra doing his three most successful seasons at Dortmund (two championships, one DFB Cup, runners-up in the Champions League from...

Dier, Redmond, Zaha among wildcards for Hodgson's England in Euro 2016

Former England defender Ledley King believes youth is the key behind England's flying Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, having become the first side to book their place in the finals in France next year.

Whatever happens this week against Estonia and Lithuania in qualifying matches, England are going to the European Championships. And whatever happens on the pitch, we probably know the bulk of the squad already.

But who are the rank outsiders who might make a late break for inclusion? Who are England's wildcards? ESPN FC asked Iain Macintosh to look down manager Roy Hodgson's long list.

Once considered England's right-back for the coming decade, Micah Richards won only 13 caps and hasn't played...

 By Tom Marshall

Mexico job will be the toughest of Juan Carlos Osorio's managerial career

The ESPN FC One Nacion panel delve deeper into why finding another manager for Mexico was so difficult.
ESPN FC's John Sutcliffe shares his projected starting XI for El Tri in the CONCACAF Cup playoff against the United States on Saturday.
ESPN FC's Brian McBride and Alexis Nunes look forward to the United States' clash with Mexico as both teams look to sort out some major issues.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The news of Juan Carlos Osorio's imminent appointment as Mexico's new head coach has been met with less of a bang and more of a communal head scratch. The most prominent question among fans of El Tri is: "Who is he?" And with the countdown to Saturday's huge CONCACAF Cup clash between Mexico and the United States well underway, the appointment has almost been overshadowed.

Osorio doesn't carry anywhere near the same weight as Mexico's number one target, Marcelo Bielsa....

 By John Crace

As Tottenham come to life, int'l break comes at inopportune time

Harry Kane has been unable to replicate his form of a year ago, and previous spells in the England team have failed to kick-start Spurs' No. 10.

There's almost never a convenient time for an international break. Clubs thrive best on continuity, and losing players for more than a week not only risks momentum but adds to the possibility of adding to the injury list. Spurs are just one of many clubs for whom this particular round of internationals couldn't come at a worse time.

Mauricio Pochettino's team are at last showing signs of functioning as a a squad. After a decidedly iffy start to the season, the manager's investment in young players...

 By Kelvin Leong

Aw toyed with failure to keep his lifelong football dream alive

Aw can be seen at HYFA every weekend interacting with the kids and their parents.

When it was announced that Philippe Aw would take charge of Home United for the 2015 season, many wondered if the rookie Singaporean coach was the right man to help the fallen giants get back to the top.

But sitting down with the 39-year-old, you quickly get a sense of the passion that the club management saw in a fiercely determined man.

He's made many sacrifices to represent Home United, both as a player and coach, with a lifelong vision to "reshape Singapore football, bit by bit".

As a youngster...

 By Andy Mitten

David Beckham's Manchester United career should have ended differently

Alex Ferguson and David Beckham will return to Old Trafford together for the first time in over a decade.

To this day, former Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz has been unable to figure out why David Beckham and Roberto Carlos became such good friends while at the Bernabeu.

"David doesn't speak Spanish and Roberto doesn't speak English," recalled current Iran manager Queiroz. "Yet they'd speak for one hour a day, they'd spend a lot of time together. I still can't work out what they were saying."

"They were probably talking about girls," laughed a former teammate when he heard that one.

Beckham surprised...