Beyond the warm hug, Pochettino and Klopp embrace total reboots | Barney Ronay

Tottenham and Liverpool are well-matched in skill and ambition and their managers are seeking to construct futures that will end obsession with the past

Mauricio Pochettino loves a hug. The pre-match handshake may be no more than a glazed formality for most Premier League managers. But not for Pochettino who, when he gives himself, gives himself completely and who has taken the Poch-hug to new and ever-manlier levels in his four years in England, from simple chest-bump to full-blown neck-fondling embrace. What seems certain is that Jürgen Klopp will get something from the most fraternal end of the scale when Tottenham and Liverpool meet at Wembley on Sunday.

Related: Tottenham reaping rewards of Pochettino’s vision, on and off the pitch | David Hytner

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Tottenham and Liverpool are well-matched in skill and ambition and their managers are seeking to construct futures that will end obsession with the pastMauricio Pochettino loves a hug. The pre-match handshake may be no more than a glazed formality for most Premier League managers. But not for Pochettino who, when he gives himself, gives himself completely and who has taken the Poch-hug to new and ever-manlier levels in his four years in England, from simple chest-bump to full-blown neck-fondling embrace. What seems certain is that Jürgen Klopp will get something from the most fraternal end of the scale when Tottenham and Liverpool meet at Wembley on Sunday. Related: Tottenham reaping rewards of Pochettino’s vision, on and off the pitch | David Hytner Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/oct/21/tottenham-liverpool-mauricio-pochettino-jurgen-klopp-past-future

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