Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has chosen Jay-Jay Okocha’s amazing goal vs Oliver Kahn as the most spectacular in the history of German football.
Klopp recently revealed that the way the Nigerian took out several defenders and the goalkeeper to score the goal was applaudable and very memorable.
According to him, some of the world’s best players like George Weah, Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure have been from Africa, so this is why Liverpoool loves signing footballers from the continent.
He added that he likes the fact that the Reds has several African players but that feeling changes when AFCON is around the corner.
His words, “Okocha scored the most spectacular goal in the history of German football. It took like five minutes of Kahn and his defenders diving on the floor before he put the ball in the net,”
“Some of the world’s best players have been from Africa; George Weah, Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure. In their generation they were some of the best players so why should we not sign them? It’s great.”
On African footballers, “In Europe, it’s difficult to find that [special story] – maybe in London it’s possible, I’m not too sure. All the African players have this story. It means they are motivated through the roof. It’s about the story that is behind them,” he continued.
“If you look at Sadio Mane: running away from home. Mo Salah: driving four and a half hours every day to training. You have these stories there. You don’t have these stories here. I read an article about the influence of Mo Salah at this moment in the Arabic world – it’s unbelievable!”
“I love the fact that we have so many African players, until the Africa Cup of Nations starts. Then it’s: ‘Oh my God!’”
“It’s still better than it used to be because before they were out in the middle of the season. In the past, because the Africa Cup of Nations was in the winter it was really a reason not to sign a player because you would lose him for four weeks in the middle of the season. That was really something we had in our minds always.”