Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp knows he’ll look rough at Wembley on Sunday – but will again refuse to wear a suit for the Carabao Cup final.
The Reds meet Chelsea tomorrow.
“I am not overly superstitious,” says the Reds boss. “I will not wear a suit but not because I am superstitious.
“I am pretty sure that someone told me before the League Cup final that I needed to wear a suit.
“With the Champions League in 2013, honestly, it is really silly but someone told me that it was expected to wear a suit on the touchline and then when I saw the first coach next to me without a suit I thought ‘are you kidding me?!!!’. That was the moment I stopped it.
“No, I will not wear a suit for a football game unless it is a rule. It is not a problem. I don’t go as a tramp to a wedding or whatever. There are things you have to wear, but if I have a free choice (I won’t).”
Klopp adds: “If I look back on the pictures after the Champions League final (in 2019) and how I look and the pictures after we became champions and how I look there, I couldn’t care less.
“So I look completely outraged, hat there, cap over there, bad shave, that is really not cool to be honest. It is not that I want to look like that, but it just happened.
“I cannot think around the game about how I look. I can’t. I tried really hard and I never feel comfortable.
“For me, somebody has to put the things by my place in the dressing room and I just go in and from there we go. I could stand there in swim shorts as long as we win people will be happy.
“If we don’t win, it will be a big story. If we win it no-one will talk about it. I will not wear swim shorts, though! That will not happen.”