Former Liverpool favourite Xabi Alonso has praised Reds boss Jurgen Klopp for embracing the culture of the city and is impressed with the German’s showings in the Premier League.
Alonso, who lifted the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005, faced off against Klopp in the Bundesliga previously when his Borussia Dortmund side clashed with the midfielder’s Bayern Munich.
The 34-year-old still has close ties with his once Premier League club and is delighted with the work Klopp has put in at Anfield. He said, as quoted by The Liverpool Echo:
“It was a big boost for the city and the club to have such a prestigious manager wanting to manage Liverpool. He has embraced the culture of Liverpool, the tradition but also the hunger to deliver and to do something important.”
Liverpool are currently one of three sides tied on 20 points at the top of the Premier League table heading into the weekend and there’s a huge chance Klopp could be the man to end a 26-year wait for a league title on Merseyside, although big tests lay ahead.
Klopp took over from Brendan Rodgers just over a year ago and led Liverpool to the finals of both the League Cup and the Europa League in his first season, but lost both matches, and will be hoping for success this term.