'He's too f***ing big!' - David Moyes pays tribute to 'DADDY' Jurgen Klopp

In a light-hearted post-match press conference punctuated by colourful language, West Ham manager David Moyes delivered a hilarious yet heartfelt tribute to Jurgen Klopp, the departing Liverpool boss.

Following West Ham's hard-fought 2-2 draw against Liverpool at the London Stadium, Moyes took the opportunity to praise Klopp's tenure at Anfield in candid style.

Despite Liverpool's recent struggles, Moyes acknowledged Klopp's enormous impact on the club and English football.

"I'll be glad he's gone," he said, with a smile, following what was the final encounter between the pair.

"F****ng too big, teeth are too bright.

"He's been immense for Liverpool, he really has been."

Klopp is 'the daddy'

With his characteristic wit, Moyes jokingly expressed relief at Klopp's impending departure, saying: "I'm glad to see the back of him, I've got to say."

Acknowledging Klopp's managerial prowess, Moyes labeled him as "the daddy" at Liverpool, recognising the German's ability to navigate the complexities of managing such a big and prestigious football club.

"I think he's the daddy there, I really do, and he has been able to control a big football club, which is something which is not easy to do at times, he's controlled it."

In distinguished company

Despite a woeful record against the Liverpool boss (just one win from their 14 meetings), Moyes expressed admiration for Klopp's longevity.

"The Premier League brings in lots of managers from different places. Some come and go very quickly.

"Some can last the course. Jose Mourinho, Sir Alex [Ferguson], Pep [Guardiola], Arsene [Wenger], obviously Jurgen... Others can’t last that course.

"I have to say Jurgen has been really good for Liverpool.”

He then playfully urged Klopp to "hurry up and get away", with a touch of fondness and respect.

As Klopp prepares to bid farewell to Liverpool, Moyes's humourous tribute serves as a reminder of the high regard in which the outgoing coach is held, even among some of his fiercest rivals.

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