Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been hailed as ‘the best coach in the world’ by Kevin-Prince Boateng.
The former Spurs, Portsmouth and AC Milan forward had a six-month loan spell under Klopp at Dortmund in 2009.
And Boateng, who is now plying his trade with La Liga side Las Palmas, says out of all the bosses he has worked with, the German tops the pile, and that his players would ‘die for him’.
“He’s the best coach in the whole world,” he told The Guardian. “He knows when to push you and when to comfort you. He knows when you need a drink, when you need water.
“He has everything. Ask the players and they’ll say: ‘He’s the best, I’d die for him.’ He knows exactly what every player needs and gives them time.
“There were players at Dortmund who played five minutes in six months but they were happy: happy to come to training, happy to work, because he made you feel important.
“Not necessarily as a player – maybe he doesn’t need you – but as a person. That’s why he’s successful everywhere. And Liverpool’s perfect; just watching his presentation you see it. ‘The normal one’: people there love that.