Liverpool Football Club has progressed big time under Jurgen Klopp. We as a layman are used to judge someone’s aptitude with the number of achievements they have in their kitty. And as far as football goes, the number of trophies determine the status of the club. Agreed Liverpool are yet to make their mark in that case, but the signs have been made evident already.
Now to say Jurgen Klopp has become a darling of every Liverpool supporter would be an utter understatement really. He has brought the entertaining brand of football – or should we say the ‘heavy metal’ football – back at helm coupled with the desire and intensity the club was lacking for all these years is now apparent. So is it really a surprise seeing his graffiti on a wall in town?
Well, an acclaimed graffiti artist Akse took a period of two days and came up with an exhilarating mural of the German gaffer on Jamaica Street in the heart of Liverpool’s thriving Baltic district. The aforementioned picture might not give you a complete idea, as the actual graffiti stands at 30 feet in height.
The Baltic region, as the Liverpool website describes, “known throughout the north west for its celebration of street art and culture, has also become a hub for lively football screenings – making it a fitting place for a piece of art of this nature.”
The artist, Akse, is a Manchester-based artist and has been ‘spraypainting the walls since 1992.’ In his career thus far, Akse has painted faces like Professor Stephen Hawking, David Bowie and Muhammad Ali. And not to forget the TV/Film artists such as Christian Bale, Bruce Lee and Kevin Spacey to name a few.
The mural, which is painted just opposite to a local venue District, received a positive acclaim as they – District – tweeted, “Great to have the new Klopp mural on the wall opposite our entrance.”