“I love Cristiano Ronaldo, dear Neymar, dear Mbappe, these guys are legends,” LeBron James writes on Instagram – when asked by a fan, which footballer he raves about. “But first of all: all players from Liverpool!”, He would like to have emphasized.
This is not surprising after the fantastic season Liverpool played until the Corona break. The homage of the Reds has other reasons for the star of the LA Lakers. He is biased on this question!
In 2011, the NBA star received a two percent stake in the Premier League club as part of a cooperation between his marketing company LRMR and Fenway Sports Partners. According to “ESPN”, James had this cost almost 6.5 million US dollars.
Since then he has been whipping up a lot because the value of the LFC has risen sharply once more due to the two Champions League final entries in recent years.
Klopp is based on James
In return, the Reds also look to Los Angeles. Because: LeBron also serves as a role model for Jurgen Klopp’s fitness tactics. This is based on the basketball legend when it comes to being able to play on the pitch with full power over the full playing time.
Despite his age, James is one of the most seasoned NBA stars. Why? Because he pays more breaks, uses his strength smarter.
Klopp has also done this in Liverpool this season. Less full throttle pressing to protect your condition. For that constant change of position. So he can always let the best play – even if the football looks less spectacular than last season. LeBron will not care. After all, success proves Klopp right – and the basketball star gets a lot of money. (mpe)