Jurgen Klopp, in his typically unfathomable way, has compared Paul Pogba to Diego Maradona.
Liverpool’s boss initially criticised Manchester United for spending 89 million on one player which received subtle backlash from Jose Mourinho.
However, in an interview with the Daily Mail, the German has praised Pogba for his superb fitness and ability to play 90 minutes without complaint without any pre-season training.
“We all saw Paul Pogba. He was here, he was there, selfie, selfie, 9,000 of them, all summer. And then he comes to Manchester United has, what, two training sessions, and plays 90 minutes against Southampton. You think, how?,” said the Liverpool manager.
That makes perfect sense, right? Here comes the funny bit where he compares the tall, domineering midfielder with Diego Maradona.
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“They’re different. Diego Maradona was different. He never really trained. He would warm up with his shoes undone. I saw him playing in Stuttgart with Napoli when I was 21. Watching him warm up, I could not close my mouth. It was so low intensity. He was walking. And then he went and outplayed the whole stadium. Unbelievable,” stated the German.
I must say that I’m looking forward to the first game between Liverpool and Manchester United on the 17th of October. I fancy Klopp’s pressing style against the possession based football that the Red Devils favour.
Plus, we can hope for something like this: