Manchester United’s former manager Sir Alex Ferguson has lavished Jurgen Klopp with praise, something he’s rarely done on a Liverpool boss before.
The retired Scot pops up with various football opinions since he stepped down from the Old Trafford helm, but he normally sticks to his old club and not their bitter rivals.
But he’s adamant that Liverpool have got themselves a brilliant coach, and in fairness, his 13 Premier League titles make his opinion a worthwhile one.
“I’m worried about him – the one thing United don’t want is to have Liverpool above us,” he told a TechCruch event in London – reported in the Echo.
“He’s got a fantastic personality, he’s got that great confidence in himself. Even I noticed in yesterday’s game when they lost the second goal he went across to Steve McClaren and congratulated him – it’s class that, it’s class.
“He’s got a great personality, his big white teeth are always showing, he’s enjoying it. The work he did at Dortmund – I know him quite well actually from the coaching seminars we have, I got a text from him the other day actually.
“He’s going to make a difference at that club, absolutely no doubt about it. He’s got the personality, he’s got the drive, he’s got the knowledge, he’s got great presence about him, I think things will look up there, no doubt about it.”
While Fergie’s scared of Klopp, there’s now way Liverpool fans are worried about what Louis van Gaal has done at United so far.
The Dutchman’s spent barbaric sums, but plays a stale, defensive brand of football that is boring their own fans silly. What kind of manager sells Angel di Maria in the summer and reckons Jesse Lindgard is a suitable replacement out wide?!