- Jurgen Klopp has hailed Jose Mourinho's resurgence as a world-class manager
- The German tactician also praised Tottenham's counter-attacking style of play
- Liverpool will play host to Spurs in a first versus second match in the Premier League
Jurgen Klopp has admitted he admires Jose Mourinho's turn around in his managerial career since leaving Man United to join Tottenham.
The Special One seemed to have been out of touch with winning trophies when he was sacked by the Red Devils in December 2018.
However, his first full season with Spurs has seen the Lily Whites convincingly moved to the top of the Premier League table.
And ahead of the top-of-the-table clash with Liverpool, Klopp heaped praises on his counterpart who will visit Anfield in mid-week:
"He (Mourinho) showed obviously he can come back, if it was that.
"It is very impressive what he has done at Spurs.
"The way they play this year is really good. He turned them into a results-machine.
"Performances, even if they are not at their best, they still win and defend collectively. It's impressive."
"If we keep Harry Kane and Son Heung-min quiet, they have a lot of others.
"They are a proper team with threats. Steven Bergwijn is important to counters. Tanguy Ndombele needed a bit longer but now 100% there.
"Giovani Lo Celso, Moussa Sissoko, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, a proper unit in midfield. It works well."
The former Dortmund coach also admired Mourinho's counter-attacking style of play that has seen Spurs score many goals.
"Spurs play real football. Kane drops (deep) in a way Roberto Firmino has done.
"Quick wingers are difficult [to defend]. A very offensive midfielder in Ndombele then very strong midfielders behind.
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"That is football. You cannot be top with just counter-attacks."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Frank Lampard has slammed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp for saying Chelsea are one of the favourites to win the Premier League title this season.
The Reds are also in strong contention to retain the trophy despite the injury setbacks that have hit the team this season.
Despite the Blues' defeat to Everton at Stamford Bridge, Klopp does not give his team a chance to win the coveted trophy.
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