Gary Neville has named Jurgen Klopp as the Premier League manager he would most want to play under and has explained his reasons for choosing the Liverpool boss.
The German has turned Liverpool into one of the world’s finest footballing sides since arriving on Merseyside five years ago, helping the club to the top of the Premier League this season with the club closing in on an elusive league title prior to the current suspension of football.
This season’s record-breaking league campaign comes after guiding the club to Champions League success last term, in addition to adding the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup to the Reds’ list of honours during a successful calendar year.
Sky Sports’ pundit Neville – who played his entire career under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United – was asked which top-flight manager he would most like to play for if he was still playing, citing Liverpool’s competitiveness and attacking intent as why it would be ‘great’ to play under the German.
“I’d probably say Jurgen Klopp. I just look at the way his teams play at this moment in time, they’re adaptable,” Neville said on The Football Show.
“They do play with possession but they also counter-attack, they’re also competitive. They’re not one-trick ponies and I think it just looks like he’s full of energy, full of belief, confidence, always feel like he wants to attack.
“But obviously there are other great managers in the Premier League – Pep Guardiola is one of the greatest managers of all time, but I just think Klopp is someone who would be great to play for.”