Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he follows his players' private lives on social media.
The German has been no stranger to providing his two cents on players using social media down the years, being vocal about the positives and negatives various platforms can provide.
In keeping with the times, many of Klopp's counterparts have created social media accounts – most notably current Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho.
Klopp dismissed the possibility of following in his rivals' footsteps and dipping his toes into the social media world earlier this year, telling Sky Sports: "I don't understand it, or why you would do it.
"Maybe one day I will do it, but I don't see that.
"I don't understand why you would want to tell other people, people you don't know, what is good or not so good in the moment.
"But that's a problem probably of my generation. I'm too old for that already."
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But in an interview with talkSPORT, the former Dortmund boss revealed he's now monitoring his players via secret Instagram account.
“Since last summer I’m on Instagram. I’m not active but I [follow] all my players,” Klopp revealed.
“I told Ox [Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain] already now that I follow him and his missus. They obviously have a fancy life when I’m not around!
“I have a secret name. I understand more and more of the principles of social media but I’ll never be active on it, but it’s really fun and when I go on it it’s always the same guys."
Klopp's secret account will allow him to monitor his players and see if they fall afoul of any of the club's rules.
Using his account to discipline his players, however, is seemingly not at the forefront of his mind.
He added: “The good thing is I can never again forget one of my players’ birthdays! That’s really cool.”
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