Jurgen Klopp's 'firsts' as a manager
Liverpool boss reflects on his first experiences as a manager
First game as a manager
"Yes, that was against MSV Duisburg. They made me a manager in Mainz because they couldn't find anybody else - seriously, that's the truth, I have no problem with that. I played on Sunday, the manager took me off and I was the manager on Monday. MSV Duisburg were fighting for promotion and we were fighting against relegation and we won 1-0. There were big celebrations and that is when everything started."
First team talk
"I never wrote things down that I thought were interesting as a player. I always believed I would keep the important things in my mind and forget all the rest. It felt like I was better prepared for my first team talk than anything else in my whole life. The most influential manager I ever had, Wolfgang Frank, had a team meeting, I remembered that and used it as a basis. It was about the last five per cent being very important on top of the 95 per cent everyone was investing. I loved it, to be honest."
First appearance at Anfield
"We lost 4-0 with Dortmund!"
First moment in the dugout as Liverpool manager
"Absolutely special. To be 100 per cent honest, I love the history of the club and Liverpool. Being at Anfield in the dug-out, seeing the sign, going down the stairs, going up the stairs and standing really close to the other manager is really special, although I thought it was strange how the other manager could hear everything I was saying! But it's an incredible feeling. When I won things in the past I didn't feel proud but in that moment I felt a little bit proud to have the opportunity."
First Liverpool vs Man Utd experience
"We lost! That was the first very unfair moment because we were clearly better but we didn't score and then Wayne (Rooney) scored after a set piece. Then we had to go home. It was not nice. I don't have many memories from the league games against United, but what was really exceptional was the Europa League matches that season.
"When we played them at home we didn't smash them but we won the game and there was a fantastic atmosphere - crazy good. I loved it. We won and think that's how football should be; you could feel everyone was involved, everyone wanted to help and push. Then we went to Old Trafford and I was like 'wow, not too bad as well'. It's a good stadium and the result was massive. It's a big rivalry and I like that, I had that with Dortmund and Schalke. I don't hate anybody, it's just football - let's live it and enjoy it. As long as we keep it in football, I love it."