Jurgen Klopp may not be making great strides with his Liverpool team at the moment, but his tenure at Borussia Dortmund was one of the great underdog stories of modern football.
He beat all-conquering Bayern Munich to two Bundesligas in 2011 and 2012 on a minimal budget – and now, the manager has revealed the two players who truly made their unexpected success possible.
Asked about the best player he's ever trained in a Q&A event with Soccer Laduma, Klopp explained: "Mario Gotze. He was unbelievable."
He went on to say: "The biggest improvement, though, was [Robert] Lewandowski."
What about Joe Allen, Jurgen? WHAT ABOUT JOE ALLEN?
To be honest, it sounds like he's still more partial towards his former staff members, revealing that he still has a relationship with his league winning sides.
"I keep in contact with a lot of my Dortmund players.
"They were young when I coached them, so I was like a father to them.
"When I left Dortmund, it's not so important what people think when you come, it's more important what they think when you leave."