Newsnow Liverpool brings you the latest news as Jurgen Klopp lock horns with Postecoglou for the first time this weekend during Liverpool vs Tottenham.
Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool boss, has taken note of Ange Postecoglou’s remarkable achievements during his time as the manager of Celtic as Liverpool gear up to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
Postecoglou, the Aussie-Greek tactician, left an indelible mark during his time at Celtic, clinching an impressive five out of six major domestic trophies. His swashbuckling style of football breathed new life into Glasgow, culminating in a historic eighth domestic Treble for Celtic.
Since assuming the reins at Tottenham and launching the Premier League season with flying colors, Postecoglou has earned widespread acclaim and recognition across English football.
Klopp himself lauds him as a ‘top bloke’ who leads ‘exciting teams.’ Although the two haven’t met in person, Klopp’s familiarity with Postecoglou’s coaching brilliance from their Celtic days adds an extra layer of intrigue to their upcoming Sunday clash.
Klopp told the press on Friday: “Tottenham is doing really well. Ange seems to be a top bloke. (We haven’t met) yet, I’m looking forward to meeting him.
“I’m pretty sure everybody knew that, when you saw Celtic play in recent years, what kind of coach he is, how good he is as a coach.
“(Postecoglou came) out to Tottenham (when) I think they were all desperate for some offensive football, and he’s delivering that, in a year when Harry Kane left the club,” Klopp said.
“Yeah, he’s doing extremely well. They (are doing) extremely well. A well set-up team, exciting to watch, so it will be a real test – for both of us.”