Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has commended former Ghanaian international Tony Yeboah for his impact on the German football.
Anthony Yeboah plays in Germany Bundesliga for FC Saarbrucken, Eintracht Frankfurt’s, Hamburger SV and Stuttgart and won the golden boot on two occasions in 1992 to 1993 and 1993 to 1994 when playing for Eintracht Frankfurt.
Klopp talking about African footballers in his new book explained how Utilize Africans in the Bundesliga led to his affection for attackers from the continent where Klopp now has two firing attackers in Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane in his team. Liverpool Manager admits the continent has extremely interesting players.
“I love the fact that we have so many African Players…. Until the Africa cup of nations starts. According to Klopp.
” Yeboah was one of the greatest strikers who played in Germany apart from Gerd Muller. He has a big impact on society, ” Liverpool’s manager, who also remembers some of the abuse one of the country’s first black players had to endure.
“In football, we never thought about racism. If some idiots were shouting something, you realized it but you were saying: ‘ Are you mad? What are you doing? There weren’t social media so it didn’t get the awareness of today.
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“It was usually a single person and if he did it, he would get a slap and go home. He wouldn’t do it again. But now, of course, it becomes more –there are more people and the story becomes bigger and bigger through the reaction. It’s a shame that we are still talking about things like this but that’s how society is.”
Yeboah’s is considered one of the most prominent and prolific goal scores in Africa and European football history. He plays for Lees United in English Primer League and played 59 games for country Ghana, scored 29 goals.