The viral video making the rounds after England beat Germany at Euro 2021 (3 million views and counting) had most of us watching twice or three times and wondering: That couldn’t actually be the Liverpool head coach on the shoulders of fans drinking beer and celebrating an England win over his native Germany?
The double-take is partly attributed to what we’ve seen from Klopp since his arrival at Liverpool. The gregarious manager is known for his straight-talking, down-to-earth personality and he’s let his hair down in celebrations with Liverpool fans in the past.
It turns out that in this instance it was a lookalike who happens to be the spitting image of the Liverpool boss.
Having gone viral on social media for a video clip in which he was captured swigging a can of beer and bellowing Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds’ terrace anthem Three Lions, Goal takes a look as to just who the mystery man could be.
Who is the Jurgen Klopp lookalike at Euro 2020?
Not Jurgen Klopp, that’s for sure. The identity of the doppelganger remains up in the air the morning after the Three Lions’ triumph, with several still adamant that it is the Reds boss himself.
Given the presence of full club regalia and his activities with England supporters, it is unlikely that the German, if in attendance, would have come dressed in such a fashion.
However, as to who was behind the iconic baseball cap and beard, the matter remains shrouded in mystery – though speculation points to a man who claims to be the world’s best lookalike of the manager.
Was anyone fooled by the Jurgen Klopp lookalike?
Save those on Wembley Way, swaths of the internet look to have been taken in by the presence of faux-Klopp too, including daytime British television.
The ITV breakfast programme Lorraine featured a segment with journalist Jonathan Swain reporting on the presence of the doppelganger, only to suggest that the man in question was the real deal.
As to whether this was an elaborate joke or a genuine misunderstanding, it is hard to decipher — but if so, they are far from the only ones to be taken in by the imposter’s presence.
Social media reacts to Klopp lookalike video
Was Jurgen Klopp actually on another mans shoulders celebrating outside Wembley?
— Amelia Dimoldenberg (@ameliadimz) June 30, 2021