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Klopp praises Sarri ahead of Chelsea v Liverpool double header

Jurgen Klopp has praised Maurizio Sarri and the almost instant impact he has had at Chelsea as he prepares to face the Italian twice within a week.

Sarri was appointed by Chelsea back in July, just days after the club had handed Antonio Conte his P45, and Italian instantly set about trying to switch the sides mindset from Conte’s pragmatic style of play to his more adventurous and attacking ‘Sarri-ball.’

Sarri steered Chelsea to five wins out of five in the Premier League, before finally dropping their first points of the season last weekend against West Ham.

However, with Chelsea set to play Liverpool twice within a week, firstly in the Carabao Cup and then again in the league, Jurgen Klopp has piled praise on his 59-year-old counterpart.

“It’s the biggest change I ever saw in such a short space of time – wow. The style is completely different. What a manager he is,” said Klopp.

“I’m pretty much a supporter of his since I saw him at Naples. Outstanding football, and now doing it after a very interrupted pre-season.

“Starting the season and you see immediately the impact. He has all my respect. It’s really good to watch.

“People were always talking about Manchester City being clear, and completely forgot about Chelsea. This team is really experienced.”

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