Kevin Prince-Boateng told Goal that Jurgen Klopp’s ability to make players go out onto the pitch willing to die to make the German’s vision come true is his strongest quality.
The Ghanaian only played 10 games for Borussia Dortmund under Klopp’s reign but holds him in the highest regard.
He told Goal: “He knows exactly what he has to say to make you go on the pitch and die for him. He has this over all others. This has been seen in Dortmund and you can see it now in Liverpool.
“It even gives the players who do not play the feeling that they are important. With him as a coach, there is a special feeling.”
The German has always been known for his world-class ability to motivate players and extract every ounce of talent from the best players in the world.
He did so with Lewandowski and Reus at Dortmund and is doing the same with Salah, Mane and van Dijk at Liverpool.
Boateng is aware of how special the German manager is and he only spent a short time with him.
In 10-12 years when this talented group of players begin to release their autobiographies, it will be fascinating to read what stories they have to tell about Klopp.
No doubt it will be a lot of what we would have guessed about how he is behind closed doors but the anecdotes that they could share will be amazing to hear.
With a Champions League semifinal beckoning, Klopp will need to fill his players with the energy and anger he likes to send them onto the pitch with.
Barcelona are one of the best sides in the world and will give Liverpool no quarter as they fight over a Champions League final place.