Tightness and Flexibility: Klopp’s Latex Approach to Squad-Building

Tightness and Flexibility: Klopp’s Latex Approach to Squad-Building
March 6, 2019 Chris Rowland



By Sebastian Crankshaw (TTT Siubscriber hesbighesred):

From Wiki –

Latex is a stable dispersion (emulsion) of polymer microparticles in an aqueous medium. It is found in nature, but synthetic latexes can be made by polymerizing a monomer such as styrene that has been emulsified with surfactants.”

When used for clothing, Latex has two main properties: tightness and flexibility.

It’s clear to see that, when it comes to clothes, Klopp is a good dresser, but within the parameters of what you’d expect of a middle class Schwabian. We are talking functional, comfortable and somewhat conventional. But we are also talking well-fitting, well-made, and suiting his looks and body shape. To venture into stereotyping for a moment, he’s a man I feel a wife would be happy to let buy his own clothes.

I have my suspicions, however, that when it comes to squad-building, Klopp is much more of a Berliner. He wants his squads tight and he wants his squads flexible. He is, in short, a latex man.

Let’s take a moment to review the players who, under Klopp, have played only one position/role:

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