"I’ve never met anyone like him before" - Jurgen Klopp on Pep Lijnders

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has recently praised his assistant Pep Lijnders.

Both Klopp and Lijnders have helped the Reds secure the Champions League, Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Premier League title, League Cup and FA Cup in the past few years.

Therefore, we weren't surprised to read that the German is a big fan of the Dutchman.

As quoted by the club’s official website, Klopp said the following in Lijnders' new book - 'Intensity': “Pep is unique. I’ve never met anyone like him before and I’m not sure I’ll be fortunate enough to do so again in the future. He is studious and coaching-obsessed; he believes in the training process with a passion I’ve never seen before. It was his obsession with chronicling everything we do that led to this project happening. This diary, this book, our story of 2021-22.

“Typically, he was conscientious about it. He was tentative when asking whether or not he should do it. We had just arrived in Evian from Austria for the final part of our training camp in July 2021 when he raised it. At that stage no-one knew the adventure we were about to embark on over the next nine months, but Pep could sense something special was brewing.

“His only motivation for this project was to give our supporters a closer insight into our world. The decisions, how we reach them and the reasoning behind them.

“We do things our own way. People who read this will feel an even greater connection to our team.”

Anfield Watch Verdict

Klopp rightfully gets a lot of the credit for Liverpool's recent success. But, there is no denying that Lijnders has played a key role in helping the Reds reach the heights that they have in recent seasons.

So, it's nice of Klopp to give his assistant manager some praise.

Hopefully the pair of them can help the club win a few more trophies in the years to come. But, only time will tell if that is to be the case.

The 2022-23 Premier League campaign will kick-off next month and we can't wait.

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