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Neymar full of praise for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp

Neymar may be preparing for Sunday’s highly anticipated Champions League final against Bayern Munich yet the Brazilian superstar has still made time to publically praise Liverpool and manager Jurgen Klopp.

The former Barcelona star -who cost PSG a world-record £200 million following his arrival at the Parc de Princes in 2017 – has been impressed following the work orchestrated at Liverpool.

LISBON, PORTUGAL – AUGUST 18: Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates victory after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final match between RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain F.C at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on August 18, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Michael Regan – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Liverpool’s trophies under Jurgen Klopp

  1. Champions League


  2. UEFA Super Cup


  3. FIFA Club World Cup


  4. Premier League


Neymar will be looking to replicate Liverpool’s success last season in Europe’s leading cup competition five years after winning the trophy with Barcelona.

The 28-year-old has said that he fully expects Klopp and his team to challenge for top honours again next season after the reigning Champions League holders were eliminated at the last-16 stages of the competition back in March.

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Speaking with The Daily Star, Neymar said: “Over the last two seasons Liverpool have played some of the best football in Europe.

“Last season winning the Champions League and this season winning a league was strong, because they won the Premier League so comfortably.

“Their coach has built a strong team and next season I am sure they will be very competitive again.”

PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 28: Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain vies with Joe Gomez of Liverpool during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool at Parc des Princes on November 28, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

What RTK has to say

Neymar has reminded everyone this season why he is among the best players in world football and why he will be key if PSG are to win a historic first European Cup on Sunday.

To hear such praise from such a global phenomenon is vindication to how high Liverpool are regarded in the footballing pyramid.

Even among the game’s best, Liverpool are the force that team’s look to emulate following their recent status as English, European and world champions.

Neymar felt the full force of Klopp’s Liverpool during their two Champions League encounters last season.

Liverpool came out on top at Anfield in September 2018 during an enthralling 3-2 spectacle while PSG got their revenge in the French capital with a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture.

The Reds were the dominant force once again in terms of points across Europe’s top-five leagues last season. Liverpool registered a club-record tally of 99 points to win their first title in 30 years as well as finish a gargantuan 18 points clear of rivals Manchester City.

Klopp and his players have set the standard and next season there is no doubt Liverpool’s group of serial winners will have eyes on both the Premier League and Champions League next season.

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