By Kelvin YapFollow @@plevyakin
Klopp has been hailed as the man behind Dortmund's resurrection from the brink of bankruptcy to the top of European football within five years.
It is also widely acknowledged that a large part of the club's success has been attributed to the former Mainz manager's insistence on playing open, entertaining football no matter the occasion.
"If 80,000 people come every other weekend to the stadium and boring football is played, one of the two parts, either the team or the fans, will have to find a new stadium," he said in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais earlier in the season.
"Many of our fans travel 500 miles to come and see us and experience something special. You have to go full throttle. We have called it full-throttle football."
The ‘full-throttle football' was on display in the Champions League final when Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at Wembley - it may have fallen short in terms of winning this particular encounter, but the point was never to guarantee a win for his side. To Klopp, entertaining the fans was the priority.
While it was a thrilling affair which ended up resembling a tennis match with the ball going from one end of the field to the other at breakneck speed, the result of the game was inevitable - Bayern were carving out all the good chances and it was a matter of time before one of them finished in Roman Weidenfeller's goal.
In a way, it could be said that Klopp's stance on playing an open, attacking game led to Dortmund's loss in the final - his tactics in the game told the story.
Dortmund take out Schweinsteiger to start strong
It's clear that Bayern and Dortmund are very familiar with each other, having already met four times this season.
The first half may have ended without goals, but it was an entertaining opening 45 minutes that showed that both sides knew how to nullify each other.
The opening 30 minutes of the match were dominated by Dortmund, who mustered six attempts on goal before Bayern had one.
This was down to Klopp's plan to take Bayern's chief playmaker Bastian Schweinsteiger out of the game by pressing high up the pitch. He summed up the idea behind a compact, high-pressing side.
"The most convenient moment to win back the ball is directly after losing it. The opposition must first orient themselves, look as to where they can pass the ball," he told German newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten.
Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski were key to Dortmund's plan here; they herded Schweinsteiger into becoming a third center-back for Bayern - much like how Spain pushed Italy's Andrea Pirlo back into defence in their opening Euro 2012 match.
The big difference here was that Pirlo's passing range exceeded Schweinsteiger's, so he could play long balls out efficiently. Schweinsteiger was forced to make short, horizontal passes to his defenders instead.
It's not the first time Klopp employed this strategy - he did the same to Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals by putting the pressure on Xabi Alonso, forcing him to play short, sideways passes to the full backs.
He explained the rationale behind it: "If you block Xabi [Alonso], you make it so Pepe has the ball. That is a big difference."
The obvious solution for Bayern here was to hit the ball into space behind Dortmund's high defensive line, but it didn't work out because of two reasons.
First, Mario Mandzukic lacked the speed to break past Dortmund's center-backs Neven Subotic and Mats Hummels - this is not to say that Mandzukic isn't fast, but he still lacks the speed to beat two mobile center backs.
The alternative was to fire the ball down the wings - which Bayern did with little result to show for. This was because wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery lacked space down the flanks due to pressure from Lukasz Piszczek and Marcel Schmelzer respectively.
Robben, Ribery switch to overload Dortmund
The turning point of the match was at the 30th minute, when Ribery and Robben tucked into the middle between the full backs and the center backs, creating a numerical superiority in the middle against Dortmund's defence in the middle.
Schmelzer tucked in to pick up Ribery but neglected Robben behind him - it was only because of Weidenfeller coming out early that the Dutch winger was denied a goal.
On top of outnumbering the defenders, having Ribery and Robben tuck in also helped Bayern as the duo possess the burst of speed that allows them to chase down the long ball behind the defensive line.
Before the end of the first half, Robben had two more great chances from long, straight passes from his defenders but failed to convert either.
By the second half, it was obvious that Dortmund's energy was flagging after spending an entire half pressing high up the pitch - Schweinsteiger had more space and was allowed to push higher up the pitch to control the game.
It only served to help Bayern exploit Dortmund's high defensive line with the abovementioned combination - their first goal resulted from Robben playing off Ribery before laying the ball for Mandzukic to finish from point-blank range.
A game without tactics - because Klopp said so
By the hour mark, the game devolved into a frantic spectacle of counter-attacking football where tactics were thrown out of the window and the players on each side fought to get the ball into the opponent's box as quickly as possible.
To prove the point, Dortmund equalised eight minutes later via an Ilkay Gundogan penalty but almost conceded a goal three minutes later when Thomas Muller raced in behind the defence (another long ball manoeuvre that paid off), only to have his shot cleared off the line by Subotic.
It was clear that Bayern had the upper hand simply because Dortmund were insistent on pressing high and, consequentially, leaving a high line which allowed the Bavarians an outlet from which to direct their attack.
All these could have been avoided if Dortmund switched to a more conservative approach with a deeper defensive line to cover up their glaring weakness which was screaming to be exploited.
But making that decision was out of the question for Klopp - nothing but ‘full-throttle football' would do for him.
In the same interview with El Pais, he added: "We would rather hit the bar five times that not shoot on goal four times. It's better to lose.
"The matches have an effect that goes further than the result."
Yes, Dortmund lost the match but to Klopp, it was more important to play football the ‘right' way than to compromise for a better chance at winning the Champions League.
Judging by the number of Dortmund-sympathetic reactions after the game, he may be right.
To him, winning is about the fans; the trophy was a bonus.