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"He's special, a master": Feyenoord star heaps praise on Liverpool man

Liverpool are beyond lucky to have Jürgen Klopp at the helm. When the German arrived at Anfield it was all doom and gloom, since then he has turned doubters into believers – transforming the Reds into a Premier League, European and world champions. Ex-Red Joao Teixeira has heaped praise on Jürgen Klopp, calling him ‘a master’.

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The Teixeira story

Some Kopites will remember Joao Teixeira. The 27-year-old attacking midfielder spent the end of his youth career with the Reds.

Having joined from Sporting in 2012, the Portuguese star was seen at the time as one of the brightest prospects at the club.

However, he managed just two senior appearances before being shipped to Porto after a couple of loan spells in the football league.

After racking up some appearances in his home country, the midfielder moved to Feyenoord in 2020.

Joao Teixeira on Jürgen Klopp

Speaking to Record in Portugal, ex-Red Joao Teixeira was full of praise for Jürgen Klopp.

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The Feyenoord star was eager to to wax lyrical about the gaffer’s virtues and how well he is handling the team this season, he told the outlet:

“The style of play and the way Jurgen pulls on players is unique, but I believe he’d be successful in any way for the quality he has.

“He’s special for the personal relationship he has with the players, as well as for the tactical work.

“He’s a master. He manages to combine the two and that is what makes him so successful.

“He’s a person who likes to be in touch, in a good mood, it’s easy to have a good relationship with him.”

What RTK has to say

Joao Teixeira is totally on the money about Jürgen Klopp.

The German really is one of the premier managers in world football right now.

His man management skills are unrivalled, he can drag the very best out of a player – even fringe players when they’re needed.

We saw just that on Sunday when a depleted Liverpool side tore apart Leicester City. Long may he reign.

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