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Klopp ousts Mourinho as best man-manager

German's positive vibe lifts Reds but Spurs falling under Portuguese boss' negative spell

If Jose Mourinho's (right) greatest strength, above and beyond his tactical nous, was his bond with his players, now that is true of Jurgen Klopp.PHOTOS: EPA-EFE, REUTERS

James Milner remembers smiling the time Jurgen Klopp sent him a selfie of himself in a hot tub.

Alisson Becker may have been surprised to see his manager singing the goalkeeper's name to the tune of Queen's Radio Ga Ga.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 11, 2020, with the headline 'Klopp ousts Mourinho as best man-manager '. Subscribe