Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has said that the goal scored by Jay-Jay Okocha against Oliver Kahn is the most spectacular in the history of German football.
Speaking to reported who posted the question, Klopp said “Okocha scored the most spectacular goal in the history of German football. It took like five minutes of Kahn and his defenders diving on the floor before he put the ball in the net.” The midfielder scored the goal in the 1992-93 Bundesliga season when he played for Eintracht Frankfurt against Karlsruher.
The 46-year-old Nigerian legend dribbled past a number of his markers, left them behind him on the floor, and kicked the ball past Kahn to score that goal.
The wondergoal was voted as Goal of the Season by many football magazines and popular German TV sports programme Sportschau.
Klopp who currently has three African players at Liverpool admitted that “some of the world’s best players have been from Africa; George Weah, Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure. In their generation they were some of the best players so why should we not sign them? It’s great.”
Currently, Klopp has Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, Senegal’s Sadio Mane, and Guinea’s Naby Keita who are all key to the success of his team in the recent past.
Mane and Salah’s goals helped Liverpool win the Champions League last season. Their efforts have been key to the club’s current top position on the Premier League table.
Klopp explained that Africans are motivated to do well due to a certain mentality the have.