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Jurgen Klopp: The seven faces of a soccer icon

By Susie East

Updated 1501 GMT (2301 HKT) October 5, 2015
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Jurgen Klopp ended his seven year stay at Borussia Dortmund earlier in the year to take time away from the sport. He has since become soccer's most wanted man and he has emerged as first choice for the vacant Liverpool job. The Anfield club sacked Brendan Rodgers on Sunday after winning only four out of 11 games this season.

Never shy in expressing himself, we explore the many faces of this charismatic coach.
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Klopp's reign at Dortmund gave him plenty to smile about. He led the club to two German league titles -- in 2011 and 2012 -- while also clinching the German Cup in 2012. Philipp Schmidli/Bongarts/Getty Images/file
But, Klopp also had reasons to be glum. His time at Dortmund is perhaps best remembered for the team's run to the 2013 Champions League final. While he won many admirers, Klopp didn't win club football's biggest prize. Dortmund were beaten 2-1 by archrivals Bayern Munich at London's Wembley Stadium. Juergen Schwarz/Bongarts/Getty Images
As well as providing memorable moments on the pitch, Klopp gave numerous sound bites in his press conferences at Dortmund. Take this response when he was asked about his bountiful blonde locks: "Yes, it's true. I underwent a hair transplant. I think the results are really cool, don't you?" Denis Doye/Getty Images/file
And when he's not happy, Klopp makes his feelings known. No stranger to screaming from the touchlines, he terrified fans all over the world when he tore into a stunned official during Dortmund's match against Napoli in 2013. Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images/file
When all is going well and his team is playing well, Klopp is serene. During his spell at BVB, he saw players like Marco Reus, Mario Gotze and Lewandowski effortlessly defeat the opposition, meaning he can relax on the touchline. Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images/file
At times, Dortmund's players left Klopp scratching his head. Despite possessing a talented squad, they started the 2014-15 season poorly, losing 10 league matches by Christmas. After the winter break, however, the team rallied to finish seventh in the Bundesliga. Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images/file
Klopp is one of football's brightest coaches and could be set to take on a new challenge at Anfield. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images