When you possess a personality as affable as Jurgen Klopp’s, it’s relatively easy to dodge criticism in the wake of an under-par performance.
Simply throw your head back and laugh or drop a naughty word that isn’t allowed on British television and suddenly an inquest into a defeat is reduced to nothing more than social media-friendly sound bites and GIFs.
Increasingly, however, Jurgen is becoming a source of mockery for his inventive explanations for why a match hasn’t gone according to plan. Wind? Illness? Jake Humphrey?
In the video above, we’ve got five of the German’s most baffling excuses.