One Arsenal legend, Paul Merson did not hesitate to cast sky-high praise to Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp. He even claimed that the German manager had the ability to take the second division club to promotion to the English Premier League, because of the glory of his tactics.
Since coming in 2015, Klopp has indeed brought many changes to Liverpool. Through a fairly slow but sure process, the former Borussia Dortmund tactician managed to take Liverpool to the European Champions League winner season 2018/19 yesterday. Then in this season, Klopp continued his neat performance.
Liverpool directed by the German coach succeeded in peaking at the Premier League standings, even 14 points ahead of nearest rival who is none other than the defending champion, Manchester city. Not only that, from a total of 21 matches that have been held, Liverpool are unbeaten with 20 wins and 1 draw.
No wonder the performance of Jurgen Klopp’s slick then received praise from many parties. One of them came from Paul Merson, who until said that Klopp was able to bring the second division club can undergo promotion to the Premier League.
“I am a big fan of Jurgen Klopp. I can use any team here, but I will call Rotherham … I think Klopp can move to Rotherham and take them to the Premier League. He brought in players and played them the right way. They don’t have big name players. Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum, Fabinho, “he told Sky Sports.
These achievements make Jurgen Klopp often compared to Pep Guardiola, given the former Barcelona coach successfully led Manchester City to win the Premier League in the last two seasons in a row. Merson also does not deny that Guardiola is a quality coach. However, for now according to him, Klopp is superior.
“I know Pep Guardiola’s record is good, make no mistake, but each player costs 80 million pounds, 90 million pounds in each position. I have never seen anyone in Manchester City who has become much, much better. They have become great players, “he concluded.