Jurgen Klopp says that Bayern Munich goalkeeper Robert Lewandowski is the best player he has ever managed.
Klopp has labored with some excellent footballers in his administration career, together with the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in Liverpool, however claims Lewandowski is out on his own.
Lewandowski was signed by Klopp for Borussia Dortmund in 2010 and gained two Bundesliga titles collectively as well as reaching the Champions League final in 2013.
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The Polish international joined Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich the next year and has scored an unimaginable 284 goals in 323 appearances for the German big and is now thought-about one of many best, if not the best the best, a striker in world football.
When requested to call the best player he has ever managed in an interview with Sport Bild, with out hesitation Klopp said: “Robert Lewandowski.
“Truly, it would not be honest to say that about another player moreover Lewy.
“What he has accomplished of his potential, how he pushed himself to change into the player he’s in the present day, that is exceptional.
“If each player has an analogous growth to Lewandowski, after I first noticed him in Lech Poznan, then the football world could be completely loopy.
“Each player would win all of their duets, the backs would full all their crosses, the midfielders could be sturdy in a single against some, the wingers would sort out and play correct lengthy balls.
“Lewandowski did each step he needed to do to change into the goal machine he’s in the present day.
“He is aware of precisely what to do in each state of affairs. It is an absolute machine.
“I want to thank him and all the opposite players who made him appear to be I used to be a really good coach.”
Klopp was additionally requested Liverpool’s probabilities of qualifying for the Champions League this season after a decisive run of kind noticed them 5 points off Chelsea in fourth place within the Premier League.
He added: “I wish to be optimistic, however within the league it’s virtually unattainable to qualify within the competition for the locations now we have within the Champions League.
“At Tottenham, Gareth Bale is now enjoying once more, and they’re additionally on the move. Plus (Manchester) City and United, which is much away.
“Chelsea is on the rise. It will be troublesome to succeed in Champions League qualification all through the league, we all know that.
“You do not normally win the Champions League itself in a year with injury considerations as a lot as now we have.
“Then the worst case will probably be subsequent year: no Champions League, perhaps Europa League, although that is not assured both.”