Former Liverpool goal scoring icon Robbie Fowler has said that Jurgen Klopp’s man-management skills are what ‘sets him apart’.
The Reds boss has enjoyed a perfect start to the 2019/20 campaign, his side winning all eight of their opening Premier League games so far this season, opening up a healthy eight point gap to reigning champions Manchester City, who have already slipped to unexpected defeats at the hands of Wolves and Norwich this season.
Liverpool’s early season form is however a continuation of how they finished off last time out, the Anfield outfit aiming to equal the EPL record of 18 consecutive wins when they travel to face a struggling Manchester United at the weekend.
Having restored Liverpool as one of Europe’s elite clubs, former striker Robbie Fowler said he is most impressed with Jurgen Klopp’s man management skills, revealing he isn’t always the jolly persona that the media often sees.
“He gets what Liverpool is about. He gets what the people of the city are. Most importantly, he gets what it means to people to have that joy in their life,” Fowler wrote in a column for the Mirror.
“I’m not saying he’s not a disciplinarian. That image of him laughing all the time is not true – I’ve seen him deal with players in the past and he’s as tough as they come. But he has heart, too.
“He does all the tactical stuff, is hugely sophisticated in game plans, science, analysis, but his man-management sets him apart.
“I’ve been in and around that club and I can see that Klopp is liked by everyone there.
“They see his passion, his belief and commitment, and they want to share in it. And the fans see that, too.”
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