Praise for Liverpool’s players and manager seems to have been coming in from all directions so far this season.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is the latest to express his appreciation for the work Jurgen Klopp is doing and his approach to managing the Reds.
In an interview with Thierry Henry, he told Sky Sports: “Jurgen Klopp, who I admire a lot for his passion and idea, I read some time that he said I don’t just want my team to win, I want to enjoy seeing the team play how I want to play. It’s simple.”
“I would like to finish the season with the team playing how I want. When I am sitting there, I want to stand up, looking at my team, and what I see is what I want.”
Klopp certainly has the Reds playing how he wants them to. The attacking play has been exciting to watch, it has seen plenty of chances created and plenty of goals scored and has been unstoppable at times this season.
The players have bought into the German’s style brilliantly and, more often than not, it has won the games so it is no surprise that Guardiola has used him as an example.
It’s difficult to disagree with the former Barcelona boss. The performances are what brings fans to their feet.
The difference being is that Klopp’s style of play demands much more energy, aggression and directness than Guardiola’s style does, which is why it has perhaps been more eye-catching.
City have been going through a rough patch lately but nobody would dare write them off when a man with Guardiola’s experience is in charge.