Liverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp in an extract from a new book on African Players described Tony Yeboah as one of the greatest strikers to have played in the German Bundesliga.
Klopp admitted in the book that he has been a fan of African Football since he watched ex Black Stars striker, Tony Yeboah make his name with Saarbrücken in the late 1980s.
Anthony Yeboah, as Klopp and most of Germany still refer to him, was part of Eintracht Frankfurt’s exciting young team that were pipped to the Bundesliga title by Stuttgart in 1992, with the striker finishing as the league’s top scorer for the following two seasons.
“Yeboah was one of the greatest strikers who played in Germany apart from Gerd Müller.
“He had a big impact on society,” enthuses 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 realised it but you were saying: ‘Are you mad? What are you doing?’ There wasn’t social media so it didn’t get the awareness of today” Klopp revealed.
Tony Yeboah scored 68 goals in 123 appearances for Eintratch Frankfurt in all competitions.