Jürgen Klopp has special memories as a player of FC St. Pauli and especially of the old Millerntor Stadium in Hamburg. “St. Pauli changing room, very special. The only toilet in paid football, I suppose, where you can see your lower legs and head when you poop," said the current coach of Premier League club Liverpool FC in the second part of the WDR podcast "Ball you need is love". Presenter Arnd Zeigler.
The 55-year-old played a few times as a professional with FSV Mainz 05 against FC St. Pauli in Hamburg. Later he was also a guest at the Millerntor as a coach for Mainz and Dortmund with his teams. The stadium on the Heiligengeistfeld was gradually modernized from 2006 to 2015.
On Saturday there is no chance to check the current condition of the toilet facilities, because the Kiezkicker are playing away at 1. FC Magdeburg. (1.30 p.m./Sky and live ticker on welt.de). Before the game, Hamburg coach Fabian Hürzeler said his team was expecting a “challenging task” against a “strong opponent”.
FC St. Pauli are going into the game with renewed self-confidence after three clean sheets from the first three games under the direction of Hürzeler. However, newly promoted teams from Saxony-Anhalt recently experienced encouragement in the fight to stay in the league with a 3-2 win at Holstein Kiel.
The St. Pauli coach will have to reorganize his team because right-back Manolis Saliakas has been suspended. Jannes Wieckhoff would be available as a replacement, and Connor Metcalfe's withdrawal from midfield is also an option. For Luca Zander and Adam Dzwigala, who have just returned to team training, it is probably too early to play.