German midfielder Emre Can has come up with a very apt description of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
Can looks set for a phenomenal third season with the Reds and even looks like a candidate for the captaincy with Jordan Henderson’s role possibly reduced.
“I have a very good relationship with the manager, everybody knows that. He is a very, very good manager and I learn a lot. Every day I learn something new from him,” Can told the club’s official website.
“For me, it’s very important to have the trust of the manager, and I have his trust. That’s why I can always show my best.
“I want to become better every day. I will try it and we will see what the season will bring. Of course, I want to be better than last season and I want to score more, that’s one target for me. I want to play well.
“He is always smiling off the pitch. I like this kind of presence. It’s always good to have that close to you. That kind of presence can affect you.
“That’s the manager – I always say he’s a little bit ‘positive crazy’. Off the pitch he is a very good guy, everybody knows that he is very close to us.
“He can be very loud – you can see that on the sideline when he is shouting sometimes! It’s important for him that you always give everything.
“If you have the trust of the manager, you will always give everything for him and the club. That’s what we always try to do.”