Reports are out claiming that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was already a fan of his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger, but admits his appreciation of the Frenchman’s work has only grown since he joined him in English football in October.
“My respect goes up day by day because it’s really intensive to work in the Premier League, especially in a team with international matches [for their players] too,” the German said.
“He always had my biggest respect but now it’s a little bit bigger since I’m here. That’s really a brilliant job he’s done – 19-and-a-half years.
“He’s a high-quality manager, one of the best in the world for sure. This long period, it’s really rare that you can do this but he did. He’s a football maniac, in the best [sense of the word].
“It was always a challenge to play against him and again a challenge that I’m looking forward to.”