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During Real Madrid's 4-1 thrashing of Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp made life impossible' for them

Jurgen Klopp's 4-1 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund "made life impossible" for Real Madrid, and Florentino Perez's attempts to sign him "had no time for him."

While Liverpool's 2018 final against Real Madrid in Kyiv brings back bad memories, it's easy to forget that Jurgen Klopp's relationship with the Spanish began with grandeur.

Klopp first encountered the Spanish giants during the 2012/13 season and announced himself to the world long before a heartbreaking Champions League defeat.

With back-to-back Bundesliga titles under his belt as coach of Borussia Dortmund, the German wanted to go one step further the next year and came close.

Bayern Munich edged an all-German affair at Wembley Stadium thanks to an Arjen Robben winner in the 2013 European Cup final, but Klopp's status had already been secured.

Four Robert Lewandowski goals in the semi-finals at the Signal Iduna Park made history for Dortmund, as well as for Madrid, who suffered their second-heaviest defeat in Champions League history.

It was a crazy night as the Polish striker went on a rampage, but it represented Klopp's first appearance in the European arena after defeating Los Blancos in the group stages and winning their pot.

The semi-final, however, was an even larger shock for Jose Mourinho's team, which had superstars of the game like Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, and Luka Modric, and they were unable to recover.

Back at the Santiago Bernabeu, late goals from Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos were not enough to prevent another defeat for Mourinho's Madrid, ending an era in which they had controlled the game alongside Pep Guardiola's Barcelona.

Mourinho was fired soon after, citing "the worst season of my career," and rumors stated that Klopp's name had already been added to the list of potential replacements.

Klopp reacted to the news by saying, "Perhaps the Madrid fans want a German coach again." "Unfortunately, I am unable to accommodate them."

"The truth is that I am under contract with Dortmund until 2016—anything else is gossip."

"It demonstrates that a large number of people have watched our games versus Real Madrid and like what they have seen."

"Worse things could happen," says the narrator.

Carlo Ancelotti eventually succeeded Pep Guardiola and ended Madrid's European hoodoo by winning the Champions League for the tenth time and the first time in 12 years.

Despite joining Liverpool in 2015, Klopp remained on Florentino Perez's radar, with Real expressing interest in him on many occasions.

When Ancelotti stepped down in 2015, Klopp was once again lined up, with former president Ramon Calderon stating that their eventual pick, Rafael Benitez, was fourth on the list.

The Benitez experiment was a fiasco, but it did result in Zinedine Zidane and three Champions League titles. Klopp's reputation, on the other hand, has only grown.

According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Klopp was sought after again after Zidane left and caretaker manager Santiago Solari failed, Klopp.

"Jurgen Klopp is one of the managers that Florentino Pérez has consistently sought out; the German's work is equivalent to the greatest," they reported.

"All one has to do is recall how the Borussia Dortmund team he led at the time made life difficult for Real Madrid."

"You've got a chance against them, and they're unconcerned." They are unaffected. Have you ever seen them terrified because they thought they had a chance against them? Ice.

They believe that 'opponents have chances' and that this is true. We got a chance, and we took advantage of it. '

"The big teams truly have a cup of coffee and then bang, they go," Pep once stated. So if you get a chance against them, you should take advantage of it. "

It's clear to see how Klopp has applied that lesson in recent years, with his current Liverpool team displaying the same steely mentality to compete on all four fronts this season, albeit rarely performing at their best.

And when Klopp takes on his suitors for the tenth time in Paris, he'll be looking to turn the tables on Madrid, ending their incredible 2021/22 comeback attempt by making their lives miserable.

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