Audacious Fox

Nice overview of Liverpool F.C. by Kevin Draper for the New York Times, in which he correctly identifies the club’s primary advantage — its manager:

The birth of the new Liverpool may have been Oct. 8, 2015, the day F.S.G. announced the hiring of [Jürgen] Klopp, the former Borussia Dortmund manager. In less than three years, Klopp has become the exuberant, backslapping and hugging face of the club. His aggressive gegenpressing, or counterpressing, system is the key to Liverpool’s ruthless attack, and it can be a pleasure to watch — provided you’re not supporting the team being subjected to it

Klopp’s enthusiasm during matches is absolutely intoxicating.