Ken Early: The secret of Liverpool’s success - failure is no longer indulged

Klopp is a rare example of a massively successful professional who is simultaneously humble

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates  after winning the Club World Cup in Doha, Qatar. Photograph:  Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates after winning the Club World Cup in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Back in February 2012, Liverpool FC’s principal owner John Henry stood pitchside at Wembley in London, taking in his first experience of success in English football.

It was a joyful scene out on the pitch as Kenny Dalglish and his Liverpool players celebrated with the Carling Cup trophy – Liverpool’s first silverware in nearly six years.

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