James Milner rates Jurgen Klopp among the best managers he has worked with in a 14-year professional career.
“I’ve probably had too many managers but every manager is different,” said Milner, quoted in Monday’s Daily Telegraph. “They all have their own strengths and weaknesses.
“He [Klopp] is a top manager and he’s definitely one of the best that I have worked with. His organisation sessions are different to anything else that I have ever experienced.
“His passion can only be a good thing. Sometimes, when he is bouncing on the touchline with enthusiasm, the only thing you could say is that he is maybe too emotional.”
That was not the case at the weekend when a forensic analysis of his side’s first-half failings sparked a revival which earned Liverpool maximum points in south Wales.
“He held it in just enough,” Milner said. “We knew he was angry, you could tell, but he still put his words across well.
“It’s easy to fly off the handle and not be very productive. We know how emotional he is but he did a great job. He said the right things and we came out and performed how we should.