A Southport man has embarked on a new adventure as an incredible Jurgen Klopp look-a-like.
Trevor Jones , a musician and DJ, has told the ECHO how people are so convinced he is the Liverpool manager that they stop him in the street to ask for photos – and hugs.
And now he plans on making the most of his uncanny likeness to the German by playing gigs and events under the guise of being Klopp.
He said: “I think I could tie it in with the fact that I am a musician and perform at Liverpool supporters’ weddings and parties. I would also love to do some charitable work.
“I want people to look at me playing and think ‘wow, is that Jurgen Klopp?’
“I am always getting asked for selfies. I was in Knutsford a week ago and a guy came up to saying ‘oh my word, you look like Jurgen Klopp’ so I put my German accent on and said I was Klopp – he just asked me for a big hug.
“I went into a wine bar recently and people were shouting ‘Jurgen! Jurgen!’
“I always tell them the truth in the end, though.”
Trevor, who at 58 is 10 years older than Klopp, first realised how similar they looked when Klopp became Reds boss in October.
He said: “I was in my local pub and somebody just turned to after looking at his phone. He started pointing at a picture of Klopp and then at me, saying ‘that’s you, that’s you!’
“That’s when it started, really. It’s uncanny because I naturally have the same laugh as Klopp, it’s just that my voice is slightly higher-pitched. With practice I am going to deepen it.
“I have been studying his voice from interviews and I have taken phrases from him. I record press conferences on my phone and try to emulate it. I listened back to some the other day and could not tell which voice was mine or which was Klopp’s.”
As posted in the Liverpool Echo http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/southport-man-best-jurgen-klopp-11130889