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 By Uli Hesse

German coaches' record abroad does not bode well for Jurgen Klopp

German football correspondent Raphael Honigstein, who covered Jurgen Klopp for many years with Borussia Dortmund, gives his insight on Klopp's first Liverpool news conference.
Rudi Gutendorf
Rudi Gutendorf is officially regarded the world's most-travelled coach.

There are currently eight German managers scattered across the globe coaching national teams, from the USA (Jurgen Klinsmann) to Jamaica (Winfried Schafer), to South Korea (Uli Stielike) and Cameroon (Volker Finke).

For many decades, German coaches were in the highest demand across the world. They often worked as what the press dubbed "football missionaries," teaching the game's basics where there was little or no football infrastructure.

Most of these managers are hardly known outside of the countries...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Philippe Coutinho injury boost for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp - reports

The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on England's chances at Euro 2016, what to expect from Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side this weekend and much more.
Borussia Dortmund President Reinhard Rauball says he doesn't think old coach Jurgen Klopp will steal the club's best players to bring to his new club Liverpool.
Former Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger believes Liverpool's appointment of Jurgen Klopp as manager will get them back into the Champions League for next season.
The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on certain players getting lesser playing time under Jurgen Klopp than Brendan Rodgers and whether or not Tottenham Hotspur can finish top-four in the Premier League.

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been given a fitness boost ahead of his first game in charge of the club this weekend.

Last week, Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho was forced to withdraw from Brazil's World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Venezuela through injury.

However, Coutinho reportedly took part in Klopp's first training session on Monday following his appointment as the club's new boss last Thursday.

The midfielder could now be in contention for Liverpool's Premier League meeting...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Arsene Wenger is arrogant, says Sam Allardyce; Rafa Benitez also criticised

Sunderland have appointed Sam Allardyce as their new manager and will join the club on a two-year deal with immediate effect.

New Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has accused Arsene Wenger of being arrogant and said he relished winding up the Arsenal boss.

Wenger's Arsenal often found it difficult when playing Allardyce's former side Bolton, where Allardyce was in charge from 1999 to 2007.

Since leaving Bolton, who were renowned for their direct style of play, Allardyce has managed Newcastle, Blackburn and West Ham, who he left at the end of last season before being appointed Sunderland's new boss last week.

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Jordon Ibe, Joe Gomez must impress Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp - Southgate

Former Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger believes Liverpool's appointment of Jurgen Klopp as manager will get them back into the Champions League for next season.

Gareth Southgate has thrown down the gauntlet to Liverpool's Joe Gomez and Jordon Ibe to impress Jurgen Klopp.

The England under-21 boss believes the duo must forget the disappointment of Brendan Rodgers' sacking and focus on forcing their way into Klopp's Anfield plan.

The pair could feature for Southgate's side in their Euro 2017 qualifier with Kazakhstan in Coventry on Tuesday as England bid to maintain their winning start to Group Nine.

Klopp replaced the axed Rodgers at Liverpool last week and...